How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions – Amir Khan

 – December 27, 2013  –– 

It’s time to make resolutions for the new year, but whether your resolution is to lose weight, quit smoking, or something else, there are steps you need to take to make sure you are not making the same resolution year after year. Although 40 percent of people make weight loss their resolution, according to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only eight percent achieve their goal, with most failing after only a month.  “Do one thing at a time,” said Christopher Ochner, PhD, obesity specialist and assistant professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. “The major mistake people make is that they try to make these big massive changes, but the problem is that no one ever sticks to them because it’s too drastic of a change.”
- Dr. Christopher Ochner, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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