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Why you should ditch your resolutions?

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Why you should ditch your Resolutions and set GOALS instead

January 1, 2018 | Nutritionist, Meg Roberts | P.H.Ec., BASc.

Is there actually a difference between a resolution and a setting goals? Sure there is. A resolution by definition means that you are going to or not going to do something. Resolutions by nature are strict and when you break one there is nothing left to motivate you. Hence why they are so prone to failure.  On the other hand, a goal is much more realistic, achievable and intentional.

Resolution: I am going to stop eating take out food this year.

Goal: Each month I am going to enjoy one fast food meal.

If eating take out food was part of your regular routine in 2017, then saying you are not going to eat one single fast food meal in 2018 is not going to be attainable. What about when you’re flight is delayed and you run out of snacks in the airport? Or how about those mornings when your alarm was accidentally on silent, you over slept, and didn’t have any time to make a breakfast?

Goals are the way to go because when set properly they are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time based. To learn more about S.M.A.R.T goals, check out this article: Setting yourself up for SUCCESS!

In other words you are much more likely to achieve a goal than you will a resolution.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy New Year!
Truthfully yours,

Meg Roberts, P.H.Ec., BASc.


Meg is a Nutrition & Aging Specialist and a Professional Home Economist, as well as the owner of Truthful Foods. She takes the time to listen and learn about her clients past struggles and present goals to nutrition counselling. She’s knowledgeable and compassionate. Meg’s experience has allowed her to gain a complete understanding of the complex role that food plays both in a social context and within the human body from infancy to later life stages. Learn more about Meg HERE.


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