10 Diet Resolutions Anyone Can Keep

Forget starving, cravings and all-or-nothing eating plans! Pick and choose from these "if it feels good, do it" tips that make weight loss painless (12 Photos)

Deborah A. Wilburn on Dec 21, 2012 at 5:44PM

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10 Diet Resolutions Anyone Can Keep

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Make Mini Resolutions That Last

If dropping pounds is on your list – as it is for many of us -- approach your resolution in a way that doesn’t set you up for failure by the end of January. A major goal like “lose 20 or 30+ pounds” not only sounds like drudgery, it suggests that you’re staring ahead at months of trying hard not to eat – much. Not the best way to start the New Year.

In addition to overreach, another key reason diet-related resolutions fail is because they lack a feel-good component, according to Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN, a dietician in private practice in Massapequa, New York, and author of The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes. “Any resolution you set for yourself needs to be something you’d want to do,” says Brown-Riggs.

Try a few of these one-size-fits-all mini resolutions – even switch them up as the year goes by – that pack a feel-good punch for steady slimming.

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