Trying to Lose Weight for the New Year; Eat Healthy on Mondays

January 2nd, 2020

Eating healthier in 2020 is a great new year’s resolution, but in practice it may be a bit daunting to change what you eat. Most people who make goals for the new year don’t always stick with them. Do you remember your goals from last year? And making changes to your diet is especially hard. If you slip up, should you wait until next year to try again?

Instead of a new year’s resolution, consider a different approach. Why not make a mini-resolution? Try eating healthier just one day each week — and make it Mondays. That way, each Monday you get the chance to tackle your mini resolution. If you struggle during the week, you can reset on Monday.

Read the full op-ed from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health associate professor Sara Benjamin-Neelon in the Baltimore Sun.