Have you made any New Years Resolutions? According to two University of Scranton studies done ten years apart, two of the top New Years Resolutions are to lose weight and eat healthier. The study also found that those who made New Years Resolutions were 10 times more successful at changing their behavior in the short run than those who wanted to change their behavior but didn’t actually making a resolution. The bad news was that only a week into the New Year, 50% had already given up and by the end of January, that number had risen to 83%.
Unfortunately, only 8% of people are successful in achieving these types of New Years Resolutions on their own.
The reality is that it takes approximately 66 days to create a new habit (Lally et al, 2010). That’s more than 2 months. Having the professional support of a Registered Dietitian during this critical time can make all the difference!
Like many of my clients, you have probably lost weight before — perhaps by cutting portion sizes, going to the gym or eating ‘low fat’. You dutifully ate rabbit food, cottage cheese and skimmed milk and while the weight came off, you were probably hungry, grumpy and cold, but determinedly you pressed on. Or maybe you didn’t.
What if I told you there’s a much better, and easier way to lose weight and as importantly, bring blood sugar levels and blood pressure levels down and lower high triglycerides?
I not only teach it, I am doing it.
If you want 2018 to be the year you achieve your weight loss and health goals, then let’s do this together.
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All the best of health and happiness to you and yours in 2018!
Lally, P., van Jaarsveld, C. H. M., Potts, H. W. W. and Wardle, J. (2010), How are habits formed: Modelling habit formation in the real world. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 40: 998–1009.
Norcross, JC et al, Auld lang syne: success predictors, change processes, and self-reported outcomes of New Year’s resolvers and nonresolvers. J Clin Psychol. 2002 Apr;58(4):397-405
New Year’s Resolutions for 2013 – Changeology, Dr. John C. Norcross