May 9, 2023

Make a Real Commitment for the New Year



As we start a New Year, many of us formulate New Year’s resolutions. Some of us just think about them. Some of us write them down. But several new studies

show that making a real commitment to change is essential for achieving our goals, especially when it comes to weight loss.

One study found that people who made a specific commitment to their weight loss goals, such as signing a contract or making a public announcement, were more likely to stick to their plans and achieve their desired outcomes.

Another study showed that people who made a written commitment to their goals and shared them with a supportive friend were more likely to achieve their goals than those who did not make a written commitment or share their goals.

So, if you’re serious about losing weight and improving your health in the New Year, it’s important to make a real commitment to your goals. Here are a few strategies that can help:

  1. Write down your goals: Take the time to write down your weight loss goals, along with specific steps you will take to achieve them. This will help you clarify your intentions and make a concrete plan for success.
  2. Share your goals with someone supportive: Find a friend or family member who will support you in your weight loss journey and share your goals with them. Having a supportive accountability partner can make a big difference in your ability to stay on track.
  3. Make a public announcement: Consider making a public announcement of your weight loss goals, such as on social media or at a family gathering. This can help create a sense of accountability and motivation to stick to your plan.
  4. Create a reward system: Set up a reward system for yourself to celebrate small victories along the way. This can help keep you motivated and committed to your goals.

Remember, making a real commitment to your weight loss goals is essential for achieving success. By taking concrete steps to commit to your goals, you can increase your chances of success and create a healthier, happier life for yourself in the New Year.