Diet Resolution Week
Celebrated during the first week of January, Diet Resolution Week is designed to lend support to people who are dedicated to losing weight during the coming year. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for many people is to lose weight, and this week is designed to help people bring that resolution to fruition.
Unfortunately, only about 75% of resolutions are kept past the first week. However, that doesn’t have to be the case. People can use this week to become proactive about their health and work towards a healthier weight. This can be done by working closely with one’s doctor and by removing “unhealthy” foods from one’s home.
The History of Diet Resolution Week
Although we’re unsure of exactly when this holiday week was created, we do know that it was created by the Vegetarian Awareness Network based in Knoxville, Tennessee. And that makes quite a lot of sense.
A recent study has shown that people who went on vegetarian diets lost almost 5 pounds more than people who made no diet changes whatsoever. And for people who became vegan, the results were even more dramatic, as diet participants lost almost twice what the vegetarian group lost.
Observing Diet Resolution Week
Before observing Diet Resolution Week, we encourage everyone to consult with their doctor or other healthcare professional. Once a person has done that and has been cleared for the diet they want to go on, they can then choose how they want to lose weight. There are many diets available that a person can try, but people also need to be mindful to avoid “fad diets.”
Of course, a person doesn’t have to go on a full diet during this week. Modest adjustments in one’s diet can yield significant results over a year. Doing something such as adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet daily, or eating more fish during a week, can improve your health and help lose weight slowly over time.