Take Diabetes Queensland's New Food Resolution Challenge
Take Diabetes Queensland's New Food
Resolutions are as much a part of New Year's celebrations as
countdowns and fireworks but the reality is that while almost half
of us will commit to a New Year's resolution, less than ten per
cent will actually stick to their resolution by the end of the
year. We know most people fail at their resolutions because they
set themselves a challenge that is either unrealistic or just not
that much fun!
To help you out the team at Diabetes Queensland have come up with
one great resolution and you don't have to give up anything. In
fact, we are challenging you to eat more!
Yes, you read correctly, Diabetes Queensland's new food resolution
challenges you to try one new healthy food every
fortnight for a year.
Why a new food resolution?
At HealthyU we encourage you to enjoy a wide variety of foods every
day. We all know how easy it is to get stuck in a rut eating the
same meals and snacks week in, week out. Let's face it, this can be
pretty boring and it can lead to splurging on treats that are high
in fats and sugar and low on nutritional value.
By eating a variety of foods you can ward off food boredom and
be confident your body is getting all the nutrients you need to be
as healthy as you possibly can.
How it works
It is simple - try a new healthy food once every two weeks. A
great way to start is to pick a food group and find a food from
that group that you have never tried before. So if you pick fruit
for January pay a visit to the local fruit and vegetable shop
to pick a new fruit to try. Don't be afraid to ask the green grocer
about what is in season and the best way to enjoy it.
New recipes will help you make the most of your new food resolution
so get prepared. The Diabetes Queensland website is a good place to
start. Like us on facebook and take
advantage of the delicious recipes we post on "Tasty Tuesdays."
There are other great sites like Shape Up that are full of
delicious, healthy recipes.
Share your new food stories
We would love to hear about the new foods you have tried. You can
share you successes (and your failures) with us by
email firstname.lastname@example.org or on our