Taste of Tuscaloosa: Let’s Hear it for Those 2020 Food Goals

14 Jan 2020 Sheena Gregg
Anna Locklier and fiancé Hunter McJenkin hope to keep 2020 healthy and budget friendly with home-cooked meals. Anna Locklier and fiancé Hunter McJenkin hope to keep 2020 healthy and budget friendly with home-cooked meals. Anna Locklier

Did you know research indicates that nearly 50% of all New Year’s resolutions are food/health related? As a wife, mom, dietitian, and human in general, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t on the band wagon of having a food related goal for 2020.  

For my family, I’m excited for 2020 to be another year for my hubby and I to help our son explore new foods at home while also tasting foods from mommy and daddy’s favorite restaurants around town (hi Taco Casa).  

If you’re still trying to decide on your own 2020 food goals, there are plenty of folks around T-Town that can provide some inspiration.  

As a dietitian, my professional advice is to focus on food goals that emphasize what you can add to your diet versus deprivation. Think, “More water, more veggies, more cooking at home,” as opposed to “I am never eating carbs again!”   

Anna Locklier, Tuscaloosa 
Last year, my fiancé Hunter and I decided we wanted to start cooking at home more often. For 2020, we’re hoping to keep that goal by limiting eating out to just the weekend. It’s been a great way for us to save money (before getting married later this year) and simply be healthier.  

Brooke O’Briant, Northport 

As a wife and mom of three kids, our 2020 goals include working hard to eat cleaner, eating less fast food, and introducing new foods to our super picky kiddos. It’s definitely a challenge, but it’s so good for them (and us) in the long run. 

Brandi Ezell, Tuscaloosa 

Owning a 9Round gym in Tuscaloosa means my 2020 goals include living the healthiest and most abundant life possible. I plan to continue intermittent fasting daily and having a well-balanced diet that includes lean meats, lots of fruits, veggies, and beans. I am also planning to stay away from as much processed food as possible.

  

Sheena Gregg is a registered dietitian and local “Filipino Foodie.” Follow her adventures at afilipinofoodie.com. 

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