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It’s that time of year again – New Year’s Resolutions season! You either love it or hate it. But either way – your inbox, social media feeds, favorite tv show commercials and radios are about to be inundated with weight loss and diet ads for the next 8-12 weeks, if not longer. Look out for buzzwords that disguise diet culture as “wellness“. The diets that insist they aren’t diets, are some of the most harmful ones. As much as I love a clean slate and starting fresh in the new year, it has been an especially challenging time for me ever since I ditched diet culture a few years ago. If you don’t know what diet culture is, Christy Harrison explains this really well. Most New Year’s Resolutions revolve around dieting and weight loss, and I gave that up so I have to get creative when it comes to goal setting.
2020 has been a hard year, for literally everyone. We are still in a global pandemic almost a year later, y’all. If all you did this year was get through it, that’s cause for celebration in my book! Even if your goal for 2021 is just to make it through, that’s okay too. I just wanted to give you a few ideas of New Year’s Resolutions that don’t involve dieting or weight loss. I anticipate diet companies and influencers to go especially hard on marketing this NYR season. I’ve been seeing ads all year about the “Quarantine 15” and other “jokes” about gaining weight during a pandemic. These “jokes” aren’t funny, by the way. This year has been traumatic, and our bodies and minds are healing from this collective trauma in the way it needs to. Why sit in a pit of shame for surviving this year?
Remember, this is just a list of ideas. You are not meant to make all 21 New Year’s Resolutions a commitment.
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