When thinking about their eating habits, many people see the start of the New Year as the end to the fun, excitement and satisfaction of the previous year, says Bob. But a healthy lifestyle doesn't need to involve deprivation. "If your goal is to lose weight, don't restrict calories to the point of near-constant hunger," says Bob. There are other, more effective ways to diet.
Do: Cut back enough that you slowly begin to shed pounds but aren't walking around hungry, says Bob, and accelerate the calorie burn with regular exercise.