Hannah and Tareq are getting cozy before the New Year kicks in, and that means talking about New Year’s Resolutions! Big goals, little goals, diet goals — what’s in and what’s out? We talk sustainable and realistic resolutions and we talk capitalist sabotage of our nutrition health! That’s right! Big Cashew, we’re on to you!!! Is the holiday season a time for companies to further take advantage of people through the rusty and scratchy talons of diet culture? We dive into the research. What’s your New Year’s Resolution?
BS of The Week: Modere Trim. No, apparently this goopy pink stuff isn’t pepto bismol and it’s deifnitely NOT pudding. Is it going to make you lose weight fast and give you amazing skin??? Hannah checks the fine print!
- “Making New Year’s Resolutions that Stick: Exploring how Superordinate and Subordinate Goals Motivate Goal Pursuit” (Höchli, Brügger, & Messner, 2020)
- “Cigarette Advertising to Counter New Year’s Resolutions” (Basil, Basil, & Schooler, 2000)
- “New Year’s Res-Illusions: Food Shopping in the New Year Competes with Healthy Intentions” (Pope et al., 2014)
- “New Year’s resolutions: A large scale randomized controlled trial” (Oscarsson, Rozental & Andersson, 2017)