As we celebrate the start of 2013, 45% of us will resolve to change our lives for the better. Yet less than half of those promises are in effect six months later. For a New Year’s goal you can stick with, join the Meatless Monday movement! It’s easy to start the week with more fruits and veggies on your plate and it’s a resolution that benefits both your health and the environment.
Getting the most out of your resolution:
According to research by the University of Scranton, self-improvement and weight goals top the list of 2013 resolutions. Swapping meat for produce, beans and whole grains can help you manage your weight, prevent chronic disease, and boost your intake of key nutrients like fiber and vitamin C. Plus, going meatless on Monday can help you reduce your environmental impact by saving resources like fresh water, land and fossil fuel.
Meatless, produce-focused, and environmentally sustainable meals are also some of this year’s hottest culinary and wellness trends, so you’ll be able to stick to your resolution while enjoying the best of 2013.
Why make it Monday?
Monday is like the January of the week: the day that we can reset our intentions after the weekend and try again. By recommitting to our resolutions every Monday, we get 52 opportunities to stick with it. And with our Meatless Monday communities on Facebook and Twitter, you’ll have the weekly reminders, recipes and healthy news you need to keep on going all year.
Already a member of the Meatless Monday movement?
Take your resolution to the next level in 2013! Get your family into the habit of healthier meals by cooking and eating together, challenge yourself to try an exotic dish or new variety of produce each week, or help others go Meatless Monday by telling friends about the campaign or sharing your favorite recipes on social media.
Interested in using Monday to try other healthy behaviors? Get free diet, fitness, stress reduction and general health tips to your inbox each week by joining our sister campaign, Healthy Monday.
Happy New Year from The Monday Campaigns!