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a healthy start to the new year

Most New Years resolutions include something about health.. but I often lose my focus after a few weeks. I get busy and forget that I was trying not to eat sugar, or that I promised I would work out more. This year I'm trying something new.. thanks to my dad.

My dad has been avidly studying nutrition the past few years. He's read over 100 books on the subject, scours the web everyday for interesting articles, and has even started reading medical journals (just for fun!). I live nearby, so alot of our conversations start out "I was just reading this great book.." or "Did you see that cheese article in the NY Times?"

He's taught me a lot, and I've been encouraging him to start his own blog for quite some time to share his wealth of knowledge. It's now up and running and it's called Word of Wisdom Living.

Last week started one year of "Healthy Changes", one thing you can change in your diet or lifestyle each week. He'll post one each Monday for the rest of the year. The first Healthy Change is about drinking soda, and you can read it here. This week's change has to do with fried foods. You can even download a little sign each week to help remind you.

The blog is a family affair. I'll be helping him along, suggesting topics and doing the design work. My little sister does the photography. My mom acts as editor and cheerleader. There will be recipes (like this one for a healthy breakfast) and book reviews, links to nutrition blogs and interesting news articles.. lots of little ways to make your family healthier, one step at a time.

I know I'm biased, but my dad is a really smart guy.. and I think we could all learn a lot from him. Here's to a happy (and healthy) 2011!

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I've already bookmarked your dad's blog and added ingredients for the breakfast compote to my shopping list!

01.13.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Your dad's blog is wonderful! This is a helpful tool to start the year off right. Thanks for sharing!

01.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterNavy Bean

i think this is so great! and so neat how it's such a family affair!!

01.17.2011 | Unregistered Commenterlynne


I keep trying to get my dad to start a blog :)

Sounds like a great project. And don't those oats look amazing?!

01.18.2011 | Unregistered Commenterbecca l.

I agree that small changes are the best way to start a new habit, particularly regarding food. Looking forward to having a look!

01.19.2011 | Unregistered CommenterEarthly Joyride

I love this! I never realized how I could really implement a better diet into my lifestyle until I had to start feeding my kid real foods. Now I'm looking for any and all advice to keep my motivation going and eat healthy. Making small changes in a real timeline like this is definitely the way to do it. Congrats to your dad, too! And enjoy the time you spend together on this project.

01.20.2011 | Unregistered Commenterjamie

So does this mean you're LDS? I'e been wondering that for a while. I love your blog, and it looks like your dad's blog will be wonderful too!

01.21.2011 | Unregistered Commenteralli

Yum! It all looks delicious

01.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterEbony

Didn't realize you were also LDS :) Word of Wisdom eating. This is inspiring. Thank you so much for posting this. I need to share this with my fiance. Sounds like something we will have to try out as well. I'm your newest follower, and just re-posted your mini Valentines matchbox DIY idea. Love it! Thanks for your posts :)

02.9.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Dieting for a good and healthy body can be possible by taking proper food. I think proper dieting process is not about taking minimum food, its about taking the food with proper amount. So, try better dieting process and keep your health good.

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