Exercising more, losing weight, eating healthier and quitting smoking are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions that people make. However, if you – like most resolution-makers – have struggled to stick to these, past the second week of January, you might need an additional incentive – money.
This is according to Tasnim Alli, Client Insights Leader and Anthropologist at Metropolitan, who says: “Saving money is another resolution that tops the list time and time again, but what if this could be achieved simply by sticking to your other resolutions?”
“Cutting down on takeaways and stopping smoking can immediately start paying off. Although it might not be easy in the beginning, putting the money that you normally would have spent on these indulgences into a savings plan can help you to achieve your financial life goals, be it a new car, holiday away or even just funds for a rainy day.
"While reducing the amount of fast food you eat is a great way to save money and start losing weight, eating healthier is important too. There is a common misconception that healthy food is much more expensive than junk food, but healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, if you compare the costs of fresh fruits and veggies with what you usually spend on foods high in bad fats and calories and low in nutrients, you’ll probably see that the latter actually costs much more. For those wanting some extra guidance on what to eat to lose weight, try looking online for tips on healthy eating habits and portion control.