Self-improvement in the new year therefore usually means cutting out food groups, nutrients, ingredients or calories. Ironically, our weight is something about our health that we have very little control over. Trying to lose weight for health is neither helpful nor effective, as research shows us that the majority of people gain back any weight they lose, and two-thirds of those people gain back more than they lost.
And despite everyone’s good intentions, only 8% of people actually manage to follow through with their resolutions. This is due, in large part, to the fact that many resolutions are restrictive, not realistic for a person’s lifestyle and are focused on weight loss.
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