Why New Year’s Resolutions Go Belly Up

Somewhere between December’s cookie trays and January’s champagne toast, it hits you—too much of a good thing isn’t so good. Enter the New Year’s Resolution–the best invention since Pepto-Bismol to make you quickly feel a whole lot better about what you ate. But even the best resolutions are only as good as their execution. Below are six tips that could save yours from going belly up.

  1. You are more likely to get health benefits from a yoga kit if you take it out of the box.
  2. Unless it involves squats, dipping is dangerous. Dipping with a celery stick doesn’t cancel out those three tablespoons of clam dip clinging to it. Double dipping can get you into financial and social trouble, and ice cream double dips will blow your self-control resolution out the window.
  3. Standing up while you eat doesn’t burn more calories, but it can make you look like a character from a Judd Apatow movie.
  4. An all-you-can-eat salad bar is only a good deal for a dieter if all you eat is shredded lettuce. (What genius decided to throw a nacho station two spots down from the chick peas?)
  5. It’s always a good idea to count coffee calories when syrup or froth is involved.
  6. Purchasing an outfit one size smaller than you wear is a sign of optimism, and sadly, (90% of the time) a foolish waste of money. Drop the pounds before you drop your money.

Happy New Year!


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