New Year's Resolutions

After doing the first newspaper review of the year, where we discussed what types of new year's resolutions the press said people would be setting themselves for the year ahead. It got me thinking about my own resolutions and what I wanted to achieve for January and beyond. I think it would be cheating to go for something fitness orientated, as it's something that I do anyway, so the goal I'm going to set myself as opposed to a resolution is to ensure I eat my 5 fruit and veg a day.

I think it's a goal that will make me think about the foods that I eat and prepare, and that will have long-term health benefits as well. He doesn't know it yet but I'm going to do my best to get my partner to give this a go aswell, as he's quite particular about what vegetables he'll eat. So it's a challenge on two counts really! But with a wedding ahead of it seems like a good goal to set, as healthy eating isn't just for after Christmas of course.

Before starting the challenge I wanted to find out a little bit more about the 5 a day challenge and so far I've found that it's both fruit and vegetable portions that need to up to you five portions eaten during the day. The minimum weight that a portion constitutes is 80g (NHS, 2015), with advice coming from WHO (the World Health Organisation) that eating our five fruit and veg a day could help lower this conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In terms of my own diabetes, I've heard the myth before that people with diabetes can't eat fruit. But a healthy balanced diet for someone with diabetes is the same as for someone without the condition and I'm going to be carb counting as I go too, so wish me luck!


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