It’s easy to get caught up in the hoopla of making New Year’s resolutions to improve your health. But when it comes to your diet, radical goals like your annual pledge to drop twenty pounds by March can leave you feeling overwhelmed and defeated before you begin.
The easier, more empowering route to improve your health this year is to make small, more manageable resolutions that can help you stay motivated, sustain a healthy lifestyle, and possibly lose a few pounds along the way. “When you make small changes, there isn’t a feeling of failure. It is more about a feeling of accomplishment,” says Keri Gans, registered dietitian and author of The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner, Healthier You.