Amanda Bontempo, MS RD CSO CDN is a registered dietitian and board certified in oncology nutrition, having received a bachelor's of science degree and master's of science degree from New York University. She has worked in oncology for over five years and consults with progressive health and technology companies in New York City. She's passionate about food and an equal lover of kale and chocolate. Follow Amanda on Twitter @AmandaBontempo and Instagram @amandabonbon.
The coming of New Year’s Eve can make us feel panicky about our health resolutions.
The coming of New Year’s Eve can make us feel panicky about our health resolutions. Every year, millions of people resolve to follow some type of restrictive diet to lose weight be healthier starting Jan. 1. No one wants to think about how 95 percent of those resolutions will fail long-term.
This year, I encourage you to focus on renewal. This means recognizing the healthy habits that you currently employ and assessing where improvements are needed. Try to choose a healthy habit every day to focus on achieving.
Or if you’re not a resolutions person, use this time for self-reflection with a peppering of a few ideas that you want to focus on in the New Year.
Some of my favorite ideas are:
The best New Year’s resolution you can make is to not make grand sweeping pledges, but rather focusing on small, achievable, daily habits. Happy New Year!
Amanda Bontempo, M.S. R.D. C.D.N.