Here’s the thing about new year’s resolutions. At this time of year, people set some great goals with really good intentions. They make the resolutions as a form of motivation, in the hopes of achieving those aspirations. Popular resolutions, of course, often have to do with eating more healthfully and losing weight.
The problem is that when the new year hits, people aren’t actually ready and committed to making the real, permanent changes to their overall habits and lifestyles. They aren’t prepared.
What if some people actually eat more sugar because they are physically more receptive to the taste? Research from the Monell Center is examining exactly that – varying degrees of sensitivity to sweet taste. They are discovering that some people who have a ‘sweet tooth’ might actually be driven to eat more sugary foods because of a different oral sensation to sweetness.
When I decided to become a mother, I was excited at the thought of having a baby. After the initial excitement wore off, I knew realistically it would add another factor to my time management. I also knew that I both needed to and wanted to keep working — and that it would be quite a balancing act to raise a child, continue to advance in my career, and still find some time for myself! After all, I still wanted to be able to maintain my social life to some extent, and get enough sleep and relaxation to be both a good worker and a good mother. That meant learning how to be even more efficient with my time, and finding strategies for making the most out of each day.
Stephanie is a Holistic Health Coach who specializes in helping busy women honor themselves, their family, and their future by showing them how to streamline their life, eat better, create more energy, and make better decisions in order to decrease stress.