New Year's resolutions can be tricky: On one hand, the new year has you feeling inspired to set goals and become a better version of yourself. On the other hand, you know that those goals might be a tad unrealistic... and you don't want to set yourself up for failure before it's even February. The good news? It is possible to set achievable goals for yourself — starting with the ones we've rounded up here. Here's to making 2017 your year!More
Although admirable, lofty health and fitness resolutions can be intimidating — not to mention hard to stick with. To better set yourself up for success, Chris Powell, trainer and transformation specialist on ABC's Extreme Weight Loss, recommends starting with smaller goals, such as drinking more water. (Plus, getting the right amount of H2O — click here to calculate how much you need — is one of the easiest ways to keep both your body and mind going strong so you can achieve more challenging goals later on!)
Going cold turkey on all tasty-but-bad-for-you foods can be unpleasant... and unsuccessful. This year, enjoy all your favorite foods with this trick from Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, Cleveland Clinic nutrition services manager and advisory board member for The Dr. Oz Show: When you're craving an unhealthy food, treat yourself to one bite of it. Cravings satisfied — and diet saved!