40 No-Fail Diet Tips to Keep Your Resolutions on Track

Experts share how to create -- and stick with -- a New Year's diet plan that works! (42 Photos)

Gina Colonette on Jan 9, 2012 at 4:29PM

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40 No-Fail Diet Tips to Keep Your Resolutions on Track

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No-Fail Tip #3: Be Specific

“Incorporate SMART changes: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time sensitive. It's not enough to say 'I want to eat more healthfully,' it needs to be something like 'I will eat a serving of high fiber cereal, three days a week, starting next week.’ It has to be specific, and attainable. One person might be able to only do two days per week; another might be able to do four days per week. After about three weeks, this new goal becomes a habit; at that point, they can layer another goal.”

-- Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

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