The new near will soon be upon us. Each New Year’s many people renew their hope of a better life by exchanging old habits for new ones in the form of (New Years resolutions). I was thinking this year if all America would resolve to eat fast food only once a month our health as a nation would improve tremendously. (There’s your health care plan president.) What a message this would send to fast food chains. If they wanted to stay in business they would be forced to offer what the public wants. With this in mind we as a public can and should dictate what we want by what we are willing to buy.
The idea that everyone will stop buying yummy high fat, high sugar, high sodium food is unrealistic, so all we can change is what we do and encourage our families and friends to do likewise. So family and friends, this is my New Year’s resolution challenge, if your willing to take it. Fast food is only allowed once a month. We can do this, jump on board. You can do it! Here are some tips for keeping this great New Year’s resolution. Limit your resolutions. Lets have just one this year and it is to limit fast food to once a month. Break the habit of leaving your resolutions behind. To break a bad habit, you should substitute it with an array of good habits. Pack your lunch so you don’t have to stop for food. Use a crockpot so your dinner is waiting when you get home. Make sure you can attain your goals. Set attainable goals and reward yourself for any successes that are achieved. Okay, maybe some of you need the goal to be fast food just once a week. That would be ok if that is what will be attainable. Practice for success. Keep practicing good new habits that inspire the achievement of success. They say it takes 6 weeks for something to become a habit. Enlist support. Obtain maximum support from family and friends that have similar resolutions to accomplish. That is what I am doing.
I just want to remind everyone that obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. Twenty six point seven percent of the U.S. adult population is obese. Not one of the states met the healthy people objective of 15% for obese adults in 2009. Fast food is a contributor, it is calorie packed and it is the high calories that make us fat, when we eat more calories than we burn. So Have a happy and fast food free new year!