If you have decided to adopt healthy habits in the new year, then choose to make small changes.  Real diets do not have an expiration date.

Steer clear of diet plans, pills or powders that make the following claims:

  1. Rapid weight loss
  2. Allow unlimited quantities of foods
  3. Require restriction or limitations on foods
  4. Rigid menus
  5. No need to exercise

Instead focus on what will fit and work for your life.  Deciding to follow the program that your friend did will not necessarily work for you.  Make sure that the plan you choose will be for life long healthy habits.  If you are not able to keep the plan for the majority of the time for the rest of your life, then the results will not be maintainable.