New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is here; time to think about those New Year’s resolutions.  Many people desire to lose weight, quit smoking, save money, or get a better education.  It can be exciting to get started, but soon the reality of everyday life can prevent you from reaching those goals.  How many times have you made a resolution that failed?  Why were you unsuccessful?  Follow the tips below to make your New Year’s resolution stick:

• Change your behavior.  Instead of trying the same old thing, modify your behavior to get a better outcome.
• Set realistic goals.  Use the ‘SMART’ acronym – goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-specific.
• Break large goals into smaller ones.  For example, instead of saying, “I need to lose 50 lbs,” set your goal in 5 lb increments.
• Track your progress.  Keep a journal or calendar so you are more accountable.
• Reward your achievements by doing something you like to do.
• Publicize your goal.  Let others know so they can help you be accountable and provide support and motivation.
• Remember that no one is perfect.  You will slip up but that doesn’t mean you have to give up.


Questions? Please call your Hospice of Huntington Dietitians:
Kellie Glass RD, LD 606.615.2585 or Amy McFann RD, LD 304.690.5063

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