What is it about New Year’s Resolutions and Food?


Music – “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” from Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas by Ella Fitzgerald. Released: 2002.

(This is a slightly revised version of my post in December of 2015)

Admit it. We’ve all had good intentions on December 31st, every year. “I vow to quit smoking, be kinder to people, spend more time with my family, be happier, etc., etc., etc.” Yet, it seems that so many of us (myself included!) have aspirations for the New Year, around food.

A typical New Year's Resolution (Photo Credit: www.123rf.com)

A typical New Year’s Resolution (Photo Credit: http://www.123rf.com)

Some of the more common “resolutions” include weight loss, exercise, restricting alcoholic beverages, cutting back on coffee and chocolate, eating healthy, and so forth. Some swear they will become vegetarians or vegans, start a “paleo” diet, go “gluten free” or lower their cholesterol. Yet, how many really succeed?

Sure! (Photo Credit: www.designcarrot.com)

Sure! (Photo Credit: http://www.designcarrot.com)

According to Statistic Brain Research Institute (www.statisticbrain.com), about 45% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions. 38% do not (the rest can’t make up their minds) 38% of these resolutions are weight related. Approximately 8% are successful in achieving their goal(s). A whopping 46% are still keeping their New Years resolutions after 6 months! So, in the spirit of the New Year, make your resolutions, keep them or break them, but have fun! Have a safe and healthy 2020!

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Cookbook lover and collector with a burgeoning collection of cookbooks. Reading and researching food trends, history of cooking techniques and technological advances in cooking, what we eat and why and cookbooks as reflectors of cultures is a fascination for me. As of November 7th, 2013, I hold the current Guinness World Record title for the largest collection of cookbooks: 2,970 at the official count on July 14th, 2013 (applaud now, thank you very much!) The current (unofficial) number is now 6,500. What next? More shelves?
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