5 Resolutions Your Doctor Wishes You’d Made (1/6)

Not sure if you'll be able to follow through on your goal to lose weight? Here are five resolutions you'd be better off committing to

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The problem with your resolution

New Year’s resolutions are made with the best of intentions, but according to a 2007 survey by British psychologist Richard Wiseman, 88 percent of all resolutions end in failure. Why? “Too many people make these resolutions that are far too strict, and not surprisingly, they don’t last overly long,” says Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, a medical doctor, assistant professor at the University of Ottawa and founder of Ottawa’s Bariatric Medical Institute.

We asked Dr. Freedhoff, who writes about nutrition and obesity on his blog, Weighty Matters, to share five resolutions he wishes people would make.

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