Dr. Feelgood – How are you planning to tweak your Food Habits for 2019     

New Year Resolutions

Dr. Feelgood – How are you planning to tweak your Food Habits for 2019     

As much as every new year rings in the happy and positive bells, one seems to be bogged down by the heavier words like “resolutions”, new goals, and much more especially post the New year’s Lunch. At this time, around 1 o’ clock you realise, that you haven’t exercised as planned! Thanks! To the late night celebration and yes, you have negotiated somehow with your not healthy lunch versus the planned recipes of “No-oil” cooking. After the huge trail of “Happy new year” wishes on WhatsApp, “oops”, now you are flooded with “stickers”, you get super tensed with the status updates of your friends who have had a great run the same morning and adding to the hurt you also witness FB story of the same.

Like every year, I took to a food resolution and also wrote a blog about my resolutions. I followed someone diligently who wrote, “when you declare your goals, you stay committed”! All this and more went through my mind over the lunch on the New Year’s day when I was fiddling with food and overtly didn’t follow my first resolution of “Mindful Eating”.

I washed my hands and then thought “Why to resolve when you can tweak a bit? Easy right? And doable too! No more feeling guilty of not sticking to those No. 1 and No.2. After all, we are all humans”. Yes! I convinced myself on this and I took to this new blog.

So here I go on my new improvisations with my food habits for this year:-

Mindful eating:- In this life of an instant cup of noodles, it is really impossible to eat mindfully. If I do that, I would be a monk! I have decided to eat my meals without my mobile phone.

Intermittent fasting:- To avoid shouting and screaming, on becoming hangry, I have decided to schedule my fast when others and I sleep or are busy with some work. Eg:- 10 pm-12  noon.This sails smooth.

Amping up the Hb, Vit D, and Calcium levels:– Well, a cup of yogurt is great to go against a glassful of milk as I hate the latter. Vit D is worked upon by regular Beach workouts(Yay, nothing is as cool as drifting in the sunlight and sipping on,” ahem ahem”)Just a song I remembered.

Eating Sweets Guiltfree:– Wow! My favorite resolution but can be adhered to once a week only.

Keep Hydrated:- Drinking a glass of water when I feel hungry. Mostly our hunger pangs are thirst signals. The reason we get confused is that both these senses are very close by.

What are your resolutions? And how do you stick to them?

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Snehal Joshi

Snehal is a Certified Nutrition Coach by National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is writing about her persuits of Nutrition Science since last 4 years.

  • Pragnya Mishra
    Posted at 17:55h, 13 January

    What a fun filled take! I so get indulge with deserts that ignored the fitness resolutions for long.

  • Mahati ramya adivishnu
    Posted at 04:39h, 15 January

    Nice tweaks and ofcourse doable. Drinking water whenever we feel hungry also helps us eat less during meal time.

  • Surbhi Prapanna
    Posted at 13:18h, 15 January

    Loved your list. and I also want to start mindful eating. I know it has so many benefits but somehow I find it difficult and tend to eat while watching my favourite shows. after reading your post, feeling inspired, will try to change it. #NYR2019

  • Sudeept
    Posted at 13:22h, 15 January

    A very practical take on health and fitness goals for the new year. Intermittent fasting is something I am pretty interested in trying out myself.

    All the best with your resolutions 👍

  • Neha
    Posted at 12:02h, 16 January

    I actually loved your idea of mindful eating. It is such a common site nowadays that we eat with our gadgets on the table and are never present in the moment of eating and enjoying our food. I will follow this idea too!

  • JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG)
    Posted at 16:43h, 18 January

    Simple and do-able. I wish all this is done everyday for a whole year! That sure gives a kick like nothing else!! 🙂

  • Anagha Yatin
    Posted at 22:54h, 19 January

    Mindful eating is my take away from your post. No mobile phones or any electronic media during meals goes a long way in appreciating the food and feeling grateful.

  • Anagha Yatin
    Posted at 17:23h, 20 January

    Intermittent fasting is something that is new and news to me. I got instant liking to it after reading about it here. Thanks for sharing.

    • admin
      Posted at 07:00h, 22 January

      hope you like it once you start it! Results are amazing..

  • Alpana
    Posted at 03:06h, 22 January

    WE have a rule in our family of no gadgets or screen time while eating. its s family time to catch up on our day and not busy in checking our messages. We do have movie nights once in a while but mostly its no screen-time while eating. Thanks for being on this train.

  • Arvind Passey
    Posted at 11:56h, 23 January

    Lots of friends read the newspaper on the dining table while eating… now replaced this with a mobile. I guess this is harmful for not just mindful eating but also heartfelt conversations.

  • Vartika Gakhar
    Posted at 18:13h, 23 January

    I liked the idea of mindful eating. It is a very common scene in every family that people are mostly engrossed in their mobile phones while having meals and nobody cares about the one-to-one talk with the people sitting with them. Thanks for being a part of this train.

  • Sonia Chatterjee
    Posted at 20:54h, 23 January

    Mindfulness is the new way of living. I belive in mindful break and I’m so glad to see you champion mindful eating. Very rationale take on the prompt

  • Maya Bhat
    Posted at 01:30h, 24 January

    Very thoughtful resolutions and much needed in today’s date. I feel everyone should these resolution of yours 🙂

  • Shubhra Rastogi
    Posted at 11:04h, 24 January

    I think I am going to include some of these in my routine especially the mindful eating resolution. #WW

  • Shipra Trivedi
    Posted at 13:22h, 24 January

    Having food without any distraction is really important. When we don’t focus on our mean, we tend to ignore signal that our mind generates around hunger. Then either we overeat or under eat. Hence your idea of No mobile with food is very very good.

  • saba ladha
    Posted at 06:01h, 25 January

    These are some habits which we should all follow. Nice thing you jotted them all together here.

  • Praggatti rao
    Posted at 09:20h, 28 January

    Nice tweaks… if one can tweak a little and initiate a healthy habit, it’s a brilliant idea:)
    Loved it and loved the idea that tweaking a little could at least get the ball rolling and soon you ll be able to overcome the initial inertia

  • Prerna wahi
    Posted at 10:06h, 28 January

    I enjoyed reading your piece – interesting with right amount of humour thrown in. My biggest takeaway is mindful eating and staying hydrated!

  • Shivani
    Posted at 12:42h, 28 January

    This sounds like fun. And I do believe that making small changes is doable. You can’t expect a revolution in a day. Hope you stick to your tweaks as I am telling myself to incorporate them in my lifestyle

  • ujjwal mishra
    Posted at 12:59h, 28 January

    there are so many tweaks which can be inculcated in daily routine without much changes. great write up.

  • Varsha Nitin Gode
    Posted at 19:50h, 28 January

    Desserts are always on the top of my priority list. I would live alone the entire year if I get one dessert each day lol :p (I don’t think this is possible as I love to be surrounded by loved ones). Intermittent fasting works like a magic, I do try to make sure it is done every week but failed miserably as we keep traveling to MIL’s place and have odd eating schedules 🙁
    Tried doing it for good 5 to 7 days.
    #vigorousreads #blogtrain #NYR2019 #Newyear_bloghop

  • anupriya
    Posted at 10:22h, 29 January

    That information about hunger pangs being thirst signals is new information to me. I am now going to drink much more water today onwards.

  • Ila Varma
    Posted at 15:03h, 29 January

    Informative post and if adhered then will be blessed by the virtues of good health.

  • keerthana
    Posted at 02:28h, 30 January

    All these habits are great to start with for a healthy lifestyle!! Specially mindful eating and guilt free eating go in with each other because we tend to decide when and where what is required!! Great post!!

  • Shahnila Hassan
    Posted at 23:57h, 30 January

    Perfect. Abd very needed in daily routine of life

  • Disha
    Posted at 00:12h, 31 January

    Loved the part about eating sweets guiltfree. And, mindful eating is a great advice.

  • Dimple
    Posted at 11:58h, 02 February

    Following a healthy diet along with tasty food is what is the need. You’ve penned down really well. All the best in achieveing it.

  • Rashmi Karthik
    Posted at 15:50h, 03 February

    I love the tweaks instead of strict resolutions which makes me nervous. Mindful eating is so essential but somehow we are careless stuffing our selves in front of mobile and TV and we are not even sure of what and how much we eat.Once in awhile guilt free eating denote harm. Good luck with your resolution.. oops.. tweaks 🙂

  • Rashmi Karthik
    Posted at 15:50h, 03 February

    I love the tweaks instead of strict resolutions which makes me nervous. Mindful eating is so essential but somehow we are careless stuffing our selves in front of mobile and TV and we are not even sure of what and how much we eat.Once in awhile guilt free eating denote harm. Good luck with your resolution.. oops.. tweaks 🙂