Things Not to Do When Making Health Goals

We’re about a month into 2021, and many of us made resolutions that are now forgotten, abandoned or never even attempted. Why does this happen? We all want to be healthy, look good and be successful in our endeavors, but when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, there’s typically more rebelling than excelling that takes place.

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Instead of another list of “should do’s” for a healthier you, I’m suggesting – for greater success – you focus on “should not’s.”

  • Don’t over restrict.
  • Don’t overcommit.
  • Don’t overcorrect.
  • Don’t overthink.
  • Don’t oversimplify.

Don’t Over Restrict

Most people try diets to lose weight. Since you have to create a calorie deficit in order to be successful, some degree of sacrifice is involved. I often hear my clients say they’re following an eating plan that requires giving up sugar, fat, alcohol, dairy, gluten, etc. These plans emphasize the restrictions rather than

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