1.Take a 15 minute walk and burn about 100 calories.
2.Choose a lighter alternative. For example: Eat an English muffin for breakfast instead of a bagel and you’ll consume 220 less calories. While you're at the table, drink skim milk, which is 70 calories lighter than whole milk.
3.Consider choosing a salad rather than french fries and you’ll slice 300 calories from your meal.
4.Eat slower. It takes 20 to 30 minutes for your body to realize you’re full. If you take your time at meals, you’re likely to consume less food.
5.Along the same line, wait before opting for a second helping and you'll probably discover you don’t really want/need more food.
6.Use a smaller plate, Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. -- author of Beat Sugar Addiction Now! --recommends. “If you shrink the size of your dishes by a quarter, such as going from a 12-inch plate to a 9-inch plate, you’ll cut 500 calories without feeling deprived," he insists.
7.Another tip from Dr. Teitelbaum: Don’t eat while watching TV. “People who snack in front of the television," he says, "consume an average of 288 extra calories a day because they’re eating mindlessly.”
8.Each day, do some cardio exercise like jumping rope or jogging in place and you’ll burn about 10 calories a minute.
9.Occasionally choose to stand. Standing burns 120 calories per hour, which is 60 more calories than sitting.
10.Drink water instead of soda. Greta Blackburn, co-author of, The Immortality Edge, says drinking 20 to 60 ounces of water daily might also help boost your metabolism so you burn even more calories.
11.Run errands. A few hours shopping and unloading groceries and other purchases can burn up to 500 calories.
12.Get enough sleep. People who try to get by on less than six hours of sleep can consume 300 calories more than those who are well rested.
13.Clean your house or apartment. All that vacuuming and dusting can burn 400 calories.
I wish you success on keeping your resolutions. And if one of your goals is losing weight, I’d appreciate any suggestions you can send my way.