Why does New Year’s health resolution fail?
Every year millions of people make their New Year’s resolutions, only 12% of the total population actually achieves what resolutions were set out to be completed. A large portion of these resolutions will likely be to lose weight or get in better shape.
Most people give up on these goals by mid-February, but this doesn’t have to be the case. With some good planning and attention to detail, you can see your goals accomplished by 2020. Find out why New Year’s goals are struggling (and how to succeed).
Will Power Isn’t Enough.
Will Power often vanishes when we get stressed. Will power can get us to force ourselves to the gym or to carry out that specific goal for sometimes, but it eventually it runs out. Our bodies and minds are accustomed to habits. We need to create a habit so when we try to change and introduce a new habit; in small therapeutic steps, we must do so. Otherwise our brain gets tired and stressed, and we eventually revert back to our conditioned behavior.
We Don’t Make It a Habit
Everything in life is a result of a habit. If your resolution is to stop a bad habit, you need to replace it with a good habit. For example, you have a sweet craving; your previous habit to reach out for chocolates is not going to help you to reach your health goal. Swapping that chocolate with a fruit satisfy both your hunger and sweet tooth.
Try intentionally stocking up on healthy food items and healthy snacks in your house. For this, you need to shop when your tummy is full. You should intentionally avoid things that trigger bad behavior.
We Fail To Pick a Realistic and Specific Goal
When picking a goal, it is important to keep the goal specific and realistic, so failure and success are easily measurable. A goal simply to lose weight is not realistic and specific enough. Ask yourself which goal is realistic, losing 15 kgs or cutting refined sugar from your diet. The answer is obvious. If you cut out the sugar, you are more likely to lose the weight. That apart, you can also keep a specific goal for your weight. A goal such as I will lose 2-3 kgs in 2 months is more achievable both in amount of weight lost and in time measured.
Try To Be Accountable To Someone Or Somewhere.
Noone can accomplish anything without help. We need support. Support can come in many forms. Paid nutritionist, coaches, trainers and assistants are ideas for a variety of goals where you are accountable to someone.
You can also try telling friends who are supportive. And get yourself to be accountable in some way. Maybe you can be fitness buddies with your friend and you can push each other to reach your goals.
We Fail To Track Our Goal
Tracking your goals are the best way to keep yourself accountable. Keep it simple and track things such as your daily meals, your measurements. Use a notebook or use an app or a spreadsheet. This helps to keep you motivated.
Save yourself the frustration of another failed New Years Resolution and work during the December month in putting your act together for doing some research, planning and gathering resources. There will be a lot of distractions and stress especially during the December month. It is the hardest time of the year for the mind and body, so anything you do will be with a bit more resistance.
But if you put this month to good use in planning and researching, you will be ready to follow your goals and make some big change in 2021.
Start today, get your blood test done, and contact 9743430000 to book an appointment with the Dietitian and get your nutrition plan in hand before the 1st of January, so that you can start your 2021 with a BANG with our nutrition plan in Hand.