New Years’ resolutions don’t work! Unfortunately, we tend to make the same, hopeless resolutions year after year. According to studies, the usual resolution is weight loss… But, Americans continue to gain weight. The overweight and obesity rate in the United States is now 69%, or about 7 in 10 Americans!1 So why do we continue to make resolutions?!
Ditch the resolution: It’s time for a no-resolution revolution. It’s as simple as this: Small changes make a BIG difference, but big changes make a small difference. What do I mean? We often set ourselves up for failure by setting unrealistic goals when we can slowly, gradually make small changes over time; small behavior changes make weight changes that add up over time. This is what leads to permanent behavior change and weight loss! Studies suggest that drastic changes are less likely to stick around than small changes, such as increasing fruit and vegetable intake. Before making another resolution, resolve to make small changes. Happy New Year!
sources: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/obesity-overweight.htm http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/New-Years-Resolutions.shtml