Don’t Set New Goals
It may sound counterintuitive, what with resolution time looming, but given the season’s food, activities, and parties, just keeping up with your current healthy habits is challenge enough. There’s no need to put more pressure on yourself now. “If your expectations are impractical, then you’re more likely to get frustrated and quit,” says Hoff. Striving to maintain your current weight is enough of a goal. And doing only that will still put you ahead of most Americans: On average, we tend to gain about a pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.