How to Keep Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution

The weight loss specialists at The Hernried Center for Medical Weight Loss are so happy you’ve decided this is the year to get healthy, eat well, exercise and enjoy the great outdoors a bit more. But, it’s been a few weeks now so we have to ask: Are you already feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry—you’re not alone. Approximately 80 percent of all New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February, but that doesn’t mean yours has to, too. The team at The Hernried Center for Medical Weight loss can help you stay on track with this simple solution.

Be specific about what you want to achieve

If your New Year’s weight loss resolution is vague like, ‘Get in shape!,’ ‘Lose 20 pounds!,’ or ‘Exercise more!,’ then you may be setting yourself up for failure before you even get started. Experts agree setting specific, attainable goals with milestones you can celebrate along the way is one effective way to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

If you want to get in shape this year, you can do it with SMART goals. SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound. Let’s take a look:


Determine how much weight you’d like to lose, and give yourself a deadline.


Create milestones and celebrate reaching each one.


Adjust your long-term goal as needed, so it continues to serve you.

(You may surprise yourself and exceed your original weight loss goal ahead of schedule.)


Determine how many pounds you can realistically lose each week.


Track your progress each week and adjust your goal for the new week ahead. It’s easier to commit to a goal and be successful if you do it for a set amount of time.

If you’d rather have help along the way, we offer Quick 20 in Sacramento, a program that can help improve your health and boost your confidence. It also educates participants on proper nutrition and conquering daily challenges. Contact us today for a free phone consultation.