Posted: Dec 31, 2010 7:16 AM by Jenise Fernandez
Updated: Dec 31, 2010 7:33 AM
Every year, millions make a new year's resolution... and don't stick to it.
There's no surprise that losing weight or staying healthy are the number one resolutions.
"It's a life style change you have to make every day,"said registered Dietitian Dorian Driscoll.
One of the biggest mistakes people make is not reading the nutrition label. Driscoll says it is also important to be mindful of the serving size, which many overlook.
"The key thing to remember is moderation in everything," she said.
Anything that has a lot of fiber of whole grain is good. Of course, fruits and veggies are your best bet to losing weight.
"If you eat two vegetables a day you're guaranteed to lose weight," said Driscoll.
Some say they can't dedicate themselves to a diet because they don't like the way some healthy foods taste.
Driscoll says that it take ten tastes to know if you really like something or not.
If eating healthy isn't one of your goals, there are simple things you can do to stay on track.
"I think people get intimidated by the word goal, so instead, think of it as an intention,"said Sue Schleifer, owner of Oak Communications Coaching and Consulting.
Whatever your goal is, write it down and set up a plan to execute it.
Also, get a friend or "buddy" to help you stay on track.
"Once you're feeling success and you start to get it as a pattern in your life, it's so much easier, but it takes time,"said Schleifer.
And if you do happen to fall off track, Schleifer says to remind yourself of your goal and get right back on it.