As some of you may know, my diet before New Year's was horrible. I ate the worst foods, all of the time.
I was in Italy for New Year's (something I've wanted to do forever), and decided that I was going to make a New Year's resolution that I would stick to. No more eating unhealthy food. Now, I decided this in the country that offers pizza on every corner, so it wasn't easy.
When I got back from my trip (the greatest vacation of my life), I didn't know enough about food to really eat healthy. I bought a few books, two good ones by Covert Bailey, and talked to a lot of people about food and it's effects on the body.
After learning more about food, and what it contains, and what it does to the body, it was a lot easier to not eat bad food. When I heard what pizza and soda do to my insides, I could stop eating that without much difficulty.
I am happy to say that this was the first New Year's resolution that I have ever stuck with. I guess knowledge really is power.
Good luck to all of you on your journey to a healthier, happier you!