A discouragingly few people actually achieve the goals they set for the New Year. It’s even sadder because the top resolution is to lose weight and thus be healthier. Almost half of Americans set an objective but only 8 percent complete it.
Don’t set a deadline but set a goal to just be healthier. “Small changes really make a big difference in changing your eating habits” in the long-run, says Dr. Lisa R. Young, Ph.D. R.D., C.D.N., a nationally recognized nutritionist and an adjunct professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University.