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Why do weight loss New Year's resolutions fail?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics Specialist

New Year’s resolutions can help to lose weight but it takes work and commitment. Making the resolution to lose weight is the first step. The next steps are the hardest because it takes planning and follow through. It is so easy to fall back into our old habits the minute something goes wrong. Often times when we get derailed, we psych ourselves into thinking it is too hard to get back on track. In the beginning when first making changes, avoid situations where you have to stray from your new routine.

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