The New Year is here,

and with that comes resolutions…lots and lots of resolutions.  Among the estimated 45% of Americans who regularly make New Year’s Resolutions, only 8% are successful in achieving them. Many of those resolutions are to lose weight.  Usually those resolutions last for a few months, and then are forgotten or given up on and you find yourself reaching for some leftover Holiday cookies. Well, let’s change that this year!

Common Mistakes Related to Weight Loss Resolutions:

  • Too Vague
    • Taking into account exactly what it will take in the long run for you to lose weight will ensure you’re more successful. For example, I want to eat more vegetables, eat small portions, workout three times a week etc.
  • Underestimating How Long it Takes to Form a Habit
    • Forming a habit takes more along three months than 21 days to form. So, be patient and living healthy will become a habit sooner than you think.
  • Not Tracking Your Progress
    • Monitoring your progress whether that means weighing yourself, journaling what you eat or your exercise routine will help increase your chances of your success. When you can see the results of your efforts it encourages you to keep going.
  • Getting Discouraged By Minor Mistakes
    • Slipping up on your healthy lifestyle can be discouraging, and make you feel like giving up altogether. However, acknowledge it was a mistake and move on.
  • Being Unrealistic
    • Don’t make goals that are impossible to achieve. Have realistic expectations of yourself.
Keep these mistakes in mind when you’re making and executing your resolutions this year! It’s not a sprint… it’s a marathon.  Visit our website for more information on diet and exercise or to schedule a consultation.