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New Year Resolutions

Why you shouldn’t go back to the slimming club!

When people tell me they are considering joining a slimming club, they usually go on to say “….because it worked before”. One of the dieters I interviewed for my recent book “What’s Your Excuse For Not Eating Healthily?” told me she had signed up with the same slimming club between 8 and 10 times in her adult life.  She was always very successful during the first couple of months and often dropped several stone, but then she’d …Read More

How to make a successful new year resolution

Are you making resolutions for 2014? Improve your chances of sticking with them this year by following these guidelines: Define measurable and specific targets Want to get fitter?  How much fitter?  In three/six/twelve months’ time, what do you want to be able to do?  Run a marathon, or run in a 5k charity run?  Be selected for the local football team, or be fit enough to knock a ball around …Read More

Why it’s not all about willpower

When people embark on a plan to get fit and healthy or to lose weight there’s often a lot of talk about willpower – if they can just summon up enough willpower they can succeed this time around.  However, when I ask why things have gone awry in the past, those same people often go on to say that it was their willpower that failed them. Willpower is great when you’ve got it …Read More

How to stick with your new year resolutions (part 2)

Following on from my last blog, here are a few more things to consider if you are still struggling with your resolutions. What are you giving up? I’m not talking about the obvious here, but about the side effects which you may not have anticipated, where aspects of your lifestyle which you enjoyed or have always taken for granted have to be sacrificed in order for you to reach your …Read More

How to stick with your new year resolutions (part 1)

If you read my last blog you’ll have resolutions which are specific and measurable, and you’ll have been doing lots of planning to stay on track. But now you are three weeks into a dark, cold and snowy January, how is it going? If you’re struggling, here are a few things to consider: One slip does not equal total failure Don’t let one slip up turn into the end of your …Read More

Top tips for successful new year resolutions

Have you made a resolution for 2013? Statistics vary, but it’s generally acknowledged that less than a quarter of people make their resolutions stick permanently. You can improve your chances this year by following these guidelines: Define a measurable and specific target Want to get fitter?  How much fitter?  In three/six/twelve months’ time, what do you want to be able to do?  Run a marathon, or run in a 5k …Read More