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Why weight loss is not a goal in 2014

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Losing weight is not at the top of 2014 resolution lists. According to CNN, only 23 percent of people polled said they will start a diet in the New Year. Losing weight is not at the top of 2014 resolution lists. According to CNN, only 23 percent of people polled said they will start a diet in the New Year.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Losing weight is not at the top of 2014 resolution lists. According to CNN, only 23 percent of people polled said they will start a diet in the New Year.

Registered dietician Tara Martine says weight loss is not on resolution lists because people give up after they do not see results year after year.

She also says the internet gives so many options for dieting; it makes it difficult to know where to begin.

"You have to realize sometimes you are going to slip up and that's okay," says Martine, "Just getting right back on track after you do have that bad meal or bad day of eating is fine just jump right back on track. There is no harm done, just keep going with your goals."

Martine says instead of making weight loss a resolution, try incorporating goals like "better nutrition," "eat plant based foods," and "more exercise." She says this will lead to an overall healthier lifestyle in 2014.

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