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Health at Every Size - these are the buzz words around the internet these days. Are you healthy? Do you want to be healthier?

What is health? The World Health Organization defined health in its broader sense in 1946 as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". Being healthier doesn't mean losing weight. To you it might mean:

We are very happy to announce that we have a Registered Dietician on staff who will be writing our Health At Every Size series as well as answering a reader's question each month. You can read about Shari's philosophy and experience on our staff page. If you have a question for Shari, please email us at

Disclaimer: This advice is not intended to be a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical, health or nutritional advice.

New Year Resolutions - Make it work this time

'Oh, I'm sooooo sick of the new year resolution thingy!' one of my clients told me recently.

And that's totally understandable - that lady had, year after year, made a very long list of resolutions she was adamant to follow. For 2013, her number one resolution was to lose 100lbs by sticking to a 1200kcal diet and exercising 2 hours a day. Yikes! Just hearing that sounded depressing! The worst part was that, not only did she not achieve that goal but by the end of 2013, she had actually gained some extra pounds - and these were making her feel m-i-s-e-r-a-b-l-e.

While you may not have ever made that kind of drastic resolution, haven't you, at least once, thought about changing numerous habits as the New Year approaches? And let me ask you two things:

I understand that the New Year may feel like an opportunity to turn over a new leaf and it's great to be motivated to improve your lifestyle habits. But, for this coming year, why not attempt things with a slightly different approach?

Instead of trying to reinvent yourself, you could try the following this time:

One last thing: don't blame yourself if and when you slip. Instead, congratulate yourself for having had the courage to take action and for having reached where you're at now. And when you're ready, smile and get up.

Have a blessed New Year!

Submitted by: Shari

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