Rethink Healthy

A NEW Resolution, By Dana Dose
Waist with measuring tape

Every January, we get flooded with social media posts and marketing emails about weight loss. Why is it that everyone feels weight loss needs to be a new year’s resolution? 

As a registered dietitian, I have 2 problems with this social construct: 1) EVERY DAY is a great day to set and follow through with health-related goals, for the sake of feeling great and improving overall health unrelated to weight, 2) Promoting weight loss as the end-all goal to help everyone in the world achieve happiness is just plain wrong: it’s the “diet mentality” (also known as “diet culture”) at its worst. 

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