Ditch the Diet Resolutions and Do These Instead

The diet industry is a multi-billion dollar business but the real winner is not you


Don’t lie to yourself—you are going to make one, if not 10, New Year’s resolutions. Chances are it will have something to do with your physical appearance. The most common resolution for 2016 was losing weight, according to polls. This is not really shocking because, officially, 69 percent of Americans, who are older than 20, are overweight.[slideshow:95043]

The diet industry is a multi-billion dollar business. In the end, the real winners are the companies selling the pills and supplements that guarantee weight loss. Only 8 percent of people manage to stick to their resolutions until they are achieved.

Don’t be fooled by the lure of perfectly-looking people appearing in magazines. Shedding the holiday pounds is not a bad goal, but other objectives are equally important both for your physical and mental health.

Yoga is useful because you will learn to understand your body better and it can help you bounce back from an injury; working out is always great but think outside the box this year when it comes to exercising; identify any fears you have and set out to conquer them – these are some of the better resolutions you should be setting.   

The most important trick is to stick to them is reminding yourself that you’re taking care of yourself. No one cares more about your wellbeing than you. Your body certainly doesn’t care about anybody else.

Click here to see the 15 resolutions you should do instead of dieting

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