So, you might ask, how should you fend off those empty promises of a New Year and a new body that will guarantee to meet all of your emotional, physical, relational, and even financial needs? Someone once said to me. “We take care of those we care about.”
Go into the New Year with the determination to be truly mindful of how you can care for yourself. Look for ways to find joyful movement, eat for both pleasure and health. Balanced eating and activity will help stabilize you at the weight your body, not your wardrobe, wants.
Taking pleasure in movement, connecting with friends and family over favorite meals, resolving to find strength and comfort in your body will all make you feel more confident and in control. When you get right down to it, food isn’t the enemy that makes us miserable; it’s the fuel that keeps us alive.