How To Make Those “Be Healthier” Resolutions Stick

One of the smartest things you can do in January is set yourself up for a year of success. The best way to do this is to consider your health and wellness changes as ones that are incorporated over time, not overnight. As they say, old habits do die hard so it’s important we are patient but persistent in creating the right habits that’ll give us our desired outcome.

  1. Slow & steady wins the race: It takes awhile to adjust to changes so don’t be too zealous when starting new goals. Start off slow and do what’s comfortable for you. If you are looking to eat less sugar, slowly wean yourself off of sweet treats.
  2. Focus on progress, not perfection: It is easy to get caught up in thinking you've got to give it all or it won’t work. Make small tweaks here and there and if you fall off the wagon, get right back on. Don’t get discouraged with “failures” and know that balance is key.
  3. Eat to live, don’t live to eat: With all of the junk food that has made it onto the shelves, we can forget that food’s primary objective is to fuel our bodies. Of course you can still enjoy what you eat but start to see food as a way to fill your body with nutrition it needs to thrive.

    Heather Bauer, RD CDN
    Heather Bauer, RD CDN


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