Another resolution we make is not to have breakfast, that’s a mistake. Having breakfast gets your metabolism off to a good start and helps you stay stoked all day. Additionally studies have shown that people who skip breakfast are more inclined to binge eat because they have not had sufficient fuel to start the day. Consequently these folks are more inclined to gain weight rather than lose it, so don’t skip breakfast. You can have a bowl of oatmeal in the morning the whole grains help you feel full longer, if you are concerned about heart health oatmeal has been shown to reduce cholesterol. Add some almonds and raisins in your bowl and you’ve got a great breakfast any day of the week!
I’ll Get A Gym Membership
Have you seen this one, we start out highly motivated to join a gym and commit to working out and end up rarely going. And most gyms these days want to have you sign up for the recurring payment option where the payments are taken monthly from your checking account. I know quite a few people who have these payments coming out and don’t go to the gym. Here on the East coast we have a blizzard coming how many people do you know of who will brave a blizzard to get to the gym? Yeah I thought so. Why not buy a piece of home gym equipment instead and you will be able to get your workout in regardless of what Mother Nature throws your way.
I’m Giving Up Dessert
Yeah right! We all endeavor to give up dessert but this can be very hard to do. And when you have been working hard on changing you eating habits and get regular exercise there is nothing wrong with treating yourself to dessert now and then. And if you don’t totally deprive yourself you’ll be less likely to binge on sweets. Just remember have a slice of cake not a half a cake you’ll be fine.
These are but a few resolutions we make that we are not likely to hold to, so don’t make your resolutions too hard to stick with. Oh before I forget “Happy New Year”!