I’m not going to lie, but I desperately wanted to be the ‘Diet Coke guy’ in the TV ads growing up. I love the occasional Coke Zero – but I doubt it’s great for us in large quantities, and as someone who tries to eat mostly minimally or unprocessed foods, I try to avoid having sweeteners regularly.
Our environment is geared to stimulate excess energy consumption and decrease our incidental exercise. Both of which promote unhealthy weight-gain, which is associated with poorer health-related quality of life, shorter life-span and chronic disease.
I recently watched a BBC documentary called ‘Big in The Valleys’, which documented the struggles of obese individuals living in the Welsh Valleys, who were trying to lose weight and improve their physical and mental health markers (like cholesterol, blood pressure and anxiety levels).
Aiming for a “New Year, New You”? Remember: change doesn’t need to be fast, it just needs to be consistent.”
I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions, at least not in the way that most people approach them. The “New Year, New Me” mentality is a sure-fire way to give yourself whiplash, set yourself up for failure, and end-up feeling worse than you did before.