Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions
Do you make New Year's resolutions every year? If so, you probably know that no matter how well-intentioned, most resolutions are not kept for very long. In part, this is because a lot of resolutions are unrealistic, requiring behavior that is hard to maintain. The Diet lifestyle, however, is an easy-to-learn and easy-to-sustain plan that can help you make this year different!
Here are a few ways to help ensure the success of your resolutions in 2013:
- Strive for obtainable goals. Your goal shouldn't be to lose as much weight as you can as quickly as you can. Instead, the South Beach Diet will teach you how to make healthy eating choices that will help you steadily drop unwanted pounds — and keep them off.
- Set frequent milestones and reward yourself often. We encourage you to set mini goals, such as eating vegetables with every meal or walking an extra ten minutes each day. Once you reach a mini goal, reward yourself and move on to the next one. Focus on nonfood rewards, such as buying an outfit that flatters your new figure, making time to read a coveted book, or watching a DVD of your favorite movie.
- Surround yourself with supportive people. You'll be more likely to succeed if you have friends or family offering you encouragement and praise. Bolster your support by connecting with the South Beach Diet Online community. You'll find an incredibly warm and welcoming network of people on our Message Boards. Make this the year to adopt a healthy lifestyle for good!