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New Year’s resolution time comes at just the right moment. At least for me. I came home from Minnesota feeling like I put on an extra layer of fat to make it in the cold. Before I left for Christmas, I fell into the mentality that if it’s gluten-free, it must be good. I was eating chips and guacamole for dinner. That’s a lot of calories! Then in Minnesota, I fell off the wagon and consumed beer, wine, cookies, party foods, stuffing and I don’t even remember what else.

Luckily as soon as I got back to New York, I jumped right into editing New Year’s content. Juice cleanses have been all the rage in 2013, but I never got on board. First, I think I would be too crabby and hungry for it to be worth it. Second, I’ve read too many studies that point out the dangers and cons. Finally, I just don’t believe in it. Wouldn’t it make more sense to eat “clean” all the time than to periodically detox? And wouldn’t it take more than three days of fasting to clear your body of toxins? But mostly it’s the fact that I like to eat solid food too much.

Full of motivation, I ran to Trader Joe’s after work for fruits, veggies, green tea and other gluten-free whole foods. I’m also ridiculously excited about this fruit infusion water bottle my brother got me. I bought a nice big cucumber and chopped up pieces for my bottle immediately. I’m so ready for eating in 2014 that I’m starting today.

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