Do you have a new years resolution for 2018?
If so, averages show that you have an 8% of chance of meeting your goals. Why is the success rate so low with new years resolutions?
Many goals are just way too extreme for a normal, busy person to prioritize and meet! If you can aim smaller, you might be more likely to achieve success.
I won’t even touch on weight loss goals. Besides saying that: DIETS DON’T WORK. The multi-billion dollar diet industry proves this…it wouldn’t exist if they actually worked!
Extreme food-related resolutions are popular too such as avoiding all sugar or gluten, eating clean, low CHO, etc. Instead of taking things out of your diet; what about adding nutritious food in? This will automatically leave less room for less nutrient-dense foods in your diet. And be less depressing and overwhelming.
Here are 5 eating habits you may consider setting a sustainable New Year’s resolution that shifts change and inspires success.
- Have a healthy breakfast everyday within an hour of waking up. Breakfast will give you energy for the day ahead and also help to prevent overeating later in the day.
- Let your natural physical hunger and fullness cues be your portion control guide. Have something to eat when you start to feel hungry and stop when you’re comfortably full. You can always have more later.
- Include protein in each meal and snack. Protein helps to make you feel fuller longer, helping with appetite control, and helps to stabilize your blood sugar levels.
- Don’t forget to be active. Set aside 30-60 minutes a day to move your body. Pick an activity that easily fits into your lifestyle and that you enjoy. Maybe sign up to an online yoga or workout subscription.
- Always include some veggies in your lunch and dinner meals. Veggies are filling, nutritious and low in calories, therefore, will help to prevent you from overeating on more calorie-rich foods.
You’ll be far more likely to be one of the successful 8% that meets their new years resolution goals if you aim smaller. And then next year, you can add on another small change. They do add up.
Happy New Year 2018 !!