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The Secrets of New Years Resolutions – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. -Author Unknown

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of the year again! Time to put the old year to bed, finish business and look forward to the New Year with robust optimism to change all those things you didn’t do last year and are absolutely going to do this year! Here we go again – time for a New Year’s Resolution!

Every New Year millions of people all over the world resolve to make positive changes in their lives in the upcoming year. If you’re like the majority of people, you’ve probably failed to keep the New Year’s Resolution you’ve made. Want to know the why?

Even though intentions are good, psychologists say the reason people don’t keep their New Year’s resolutions is they didn’t write it down. That’s the secret! They say one of the best predictors of keeping a New Year’s Resolution is whether or not the person put their resolution in writing. (Is that like signing your marriage license?) Studies have shows a strong correlation between writing goals down and achieving them. The theory is that it’s the act of writing them down that leads to more motivation – if a person can’t be bothered to take the time to write down their personal goals at the beginning of the year, it’s unlikely that they’re going to find the motivation to keep moving toward their goals.

Every New Year millions of people all over the world kiss each other at midnight to share a moment of celebration with those dearest to us. This traditional kiss is also a resolution that affections and ties will continue throughout the next twelve months. People are more likely to succeed in keeping their New Year’s Resolution if they practiced this KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid principal.

Based on above, the secrets of keeping New Years Resolutions – write it down and KISS it!

You won’t be surprised to know that the 3 top New Years Resolutions we at Natural Healthy Concepts hear year after year are: lose weight, get fit and eat healthy. If any of these are your New Year’s Resolutions, here are some ideas to help you succeed:

N… Nutrients rich in essential vitamins and minerals – unless you eat an absolutely optimal, well balanced diet, fortify your diet with a good multi-vitamin and other nutritional supplements.

E… Eliminate (or at least limit) artificial, refined and simple sugars; wheat grains; trans and hydrogenated fats; processed foods; and toxins via cellular, blood and colon cleansing/detoxification. Supplements to detoxifying the body are always at high demand and particularly in the start of the New Year when people want to jump start weight loss.

W… Weight loss is all about eating right (see R below), consuming less calories than your body burns, exercise (see E), controlling portion size (EG lean meat the size of your fist – closed!) and healthy snacking. Don’t deprive but thrive. Maybe weight loss products will be part of your resolutions goal.

Y… Yogurt, yams, yellowfin tuna, yackety yak – get out and be social, maybe volunteer, because it’s emotionally healthy. Yawn, this one is too tough to discuss!

E… Exercise each day for at least 30 minutes to raise your heart beat and achieve that resolution of getting fit. For those taking exercise to the next level of fitness, consider our natural sports nutrition supplements.

A… Apple a day will keep the doctor away. Apples are high in fiber and flavonoids which help the digestive track.

R… Real food – eat it not that from a box, can or package! Real food is fruits and vegetables – aim for a minimum of 4 servings of vegetables and 2 fruits with a goal of 8 or 9 servings combined, lean proteins, fiber, whole grain carbohydrates, good fats, and drinking lots of water.

If you’re making a New Year’s Resolution and you’re serious about keeping it, practices the secrets – write it down & KISS it! Take a leap of faith and begin the New Year believing in yourself and your resolutions. Happy 2011!

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. -Oprah Winfrey