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posted Jan 22, 2019, 4:41 AM by Janene Weinstein
Each January, millions of people make resolutions to eat more healthfully & lose weight, but many lose steam along the way. If you have trouble keeping your resolutions/meeting your goals, make this the year you create a solid plan that sets you up for success! 

Start by Assessing Your Food Choices and Lifestyle Keep track of what you eat & drink and how much physical activity you get so you can identify behaviors you would like to change. 
One Large Goal can Seem Overwhelming Break big goals into smaller, more specific goals, & include a list of realistic changes in your daily routine to achieve these specific goals. Eg divide big and vague goals like "I will eat better" into smaller, more specific goals like "I will eat one more piece of fruit per day." 
Remember, while your goals should be challenging, they should also be reachable. Make Sure the Goals You Set are Measurable The goals must provide answers to "How much?" or "How many?" so you can easily review & track your progress. 
Evaluate your progress every week or two, & update your plan based upon your current progress or circumstances. Make sure you are giving yourself enough time to achieve each smaller goal so you are not discouraged if you haven’t met them. 

Seek Help from a Qualified Health Professional A registered dietitian is your best source of reliable & up-to-date food & nutrition information. An RD can also help you determine measurable & achievable goals, as a plan to help you achieve them along the way.