Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Happy New Year

Is one of your New Years resolutions to lose weight and eat healthier? This time of the year is a great time to assess where we are in our lives and make changes. Unfortunately most people fail to keep their resolutions. I read a statistic that said 80% of people have given up on their resolutions by January 20. Give up after 20 days, wow that is amazing.

My advice is to set reasonable goals. If your goal is to eat healthier, try another approach than starting a crazy diet that will only last one or two weeks. Make small changes in what you are already doing. If you are lacking in your fruit and vegetable consumption, make your goal to add one serving each day. Or make it a goal to include whole grains in two meals each week. Try switching from processed foods, like peanut butter to natural ones. Make small changes and stick with them.

One useful tip after you have set your goal is to determine what obstacles will stand in the way of meeting your goal. By realizing what problems you may encounter from the beginning, it can help you stay on track and meet your goals.

Remember it takes three weeks to make changes stick, so do not give up!

1 comment:

Corinne: Blue Girl in Red State said...

Thanks for the reminder to stick with things! While I didn't make official resolutions, I would definitely love to incorporate healthier eating into my life!