New Years Resolutions

New Years sparks the creation of New Years Resolutions 🥂🍾🎇


📉Statistics show that most New Years resolutions don’t work, after all the good intentions, some goals are just too farfetched that they fail even before they are started.


👩🏻‍ I want to help my family, friends and readers set obtainable goals and focus on building healthier lifestyle behaviours.

SMART goals

📍Specific 📏Measurable

✅Achievable 🌱Realistic ⏰Time-bound


⚖️Don’t set vague goals like “I want to loose weight”

🏖a specific goal would be “I want to loose 1kg a week until I’m healthy body weight for my summer holiday”

⚖️decide on how much weight

💆🏻‍♀️be realistic on this weight loss goal

📅Set a time period to achieve it

🍝🏊🏼‍♀️Think about how you are going to achieve it? (I.e. go to the gym 3 x week, stop snacking on foods high in sugar /fat)

Similarly with a goal “ I want to eat heather” ... this again is too vague

A goal to lower your blood cholesterol level or improve blood pressure or your blood sugar control is more specific

- make it measurable (I.e I will eat two portions of fish per week, one of which will be oily fish / I will have a portion of fruit or vegetables at every meal (portion =~80g)

- Is it achievable (can you eat two portions of fish per week? Can you introduce a portion of F+V at each meal)

💌Making a behavioural change is challenging so set your goal for 3 months and then check it.

❓Are you accomplishing your goal?

❓Have you achieved what you set out to achieve?

❓Are you wanting to add to it?

It is important to think about where you are now and where you’d like to be at the end of the year.

Lindsay Benson