If you have already broken your New Year’s resolutions or are struggling to stick to them, don’t get down on yourself. Instead, rethink them to make them work for you. To make resolutions that really stick, make them S.M.A.L.L.:
Instead of resolving to generally “eat better” zero in on specific actions like “include a vegetable or fruit at each meal or snack”
Make sure you can measure your success on a daily basis. Create a checklist so you can confirm each met goal at the end of the day.
Make resolutions that are a bit of a stretch but are still reachable. Instead of vowing to “never eat dessert again,” consider a more reasonable goal of “eat dessert no more than twice a week” for example. On a scale of 1-5, where 1 is easy and 5 is a huge struggle, make resolutions that feel like a 3.
Ask yourself if you can really live with the resolutions you are making. If the answer is no, adjust them so they feel like a change you can stick with for the long term.
You shouldn’t feel deprived or have to sacrifice flavor when eating better. Make sure your resolutions are backed by delicious, healthy eating options.