Do New Years Resolutions honestly work?  Do they work here in Miami and Sarasota where people spend much of their time at South Beach or Siesta Key?  Some will say that New Years Resolutions just don’t work.  I am not sure I agree with that assessment.  Control your weight eating chocolate. Beyond healthy Fearless28 diet shows you how to lose weight eating dark chocolates

First off when you make a goal and truly believe in it, you are more likely to be successful.  Right now I am so ready to lose the last of my excess weight.  Yes, I have 70 pounds more to lose and yes I know I can do it.  How can I be so sure?  Well, first off I believe in myself.  I honestly think that is the key.

If you want to be successful with your New Years Resolution, you need to know how you are going to reach your goal.  For me it is simple.  I know I can lose the weight because I lost over 50 pounds last year and was happy with that weight loss.  Now that I know I can do it and keep it off, I have the desire to lose the last of the weight.  Walking on the beach at Siesta Key or South Beach won’t hurt either!

Have a Plan.  That is truly the key.  My plan is to follow the “Healthy Chocolate Diet“.  Maybe you have heard of it, it is becoming quite popular.  It was featured on the cover of the American Journal of Bariatric Medicine and touted as highly successful.  The scientific review verified the average person lost over 30 pounds in just 3 months eating Chocolate of all things.  I like that the diet plan I decided on had the science to back it up.  Last year I had one shake for breakfast, a healthy lunch and dinner and as many XO Power Squares as I could handle.  (Each one is just 33 calories each!)

This time I am going to replace two meals a day, Breakfast and Lunch with my XO Chocolate meal replacement shake as that is what was mentioned in the Bariatric Journal.  One of the things I love so much is that this shake is so filing.  I actually timed it and I went 4 hours without being hungry at all.  Since I am a constant snacker, this was a big deal.

To truly be successful on the “Healthy Chocolate Diet“, I would start with the XO Meal Replacement shake & either XO Power Squares or Nuggets.  That way whenever you have a craving, you can eat a Power Square or Nugget and have a glass of water.  Simply wait 20 minutes and if you are still hungry, then eat a snack.  It really curbs my appetite.  Sometimes I am full after that.

If you are going to make a New Years Resolution, just have a plan.  With a plan and a desire to succeed, you can do it.  Join me and lets make our New Years Resolutions together!  Maybe you want to lose weight like me, maybe you just want to get healthy or maybe you want to feel better.  Whatever it is, make your goal and stick to it.

Wishing a Happy and prosperous New Year to everyone this 2013!  Interested in joining me on my weight loss journey?  We will be meeting weekly online to help each other succeed.  Reach me at, Email me at lynette @ or call me at 941-216-5727 with your contact information so you can be included in our free events.  The only requirement is that you are also on the XO Healthy Chocolate products as we will be discussing ways to be successful with our Healthy Chocolate diet plan.