SweetLeaf® can help turn New Year’s Resolutions into achievable goals

GILBERT, AZ (January 4, 2016) – It is that time of year again. The ball has dropped in Times Square and people all over the world are jotting down New Year’s Resolutions in hopes that 2016 will be the year. Whether the lists consist of bullet points focused on health, money, or personal matters, only 8% of people will achieve their goals for the new year.1 SweetLeaf® wants to help those seeking to make lifestyle changes this year, whether they are cutting sugars for health reasons or to meet weight loss goals.

In 2015, the most popular New Year’s Resolutions were “stay fit and healthy” and “lose weight.”2 These annual personal challenges to maintain or adopt a healthier lifestyle can be some of the toughest goals to achieve. This is where SweetLeaf® can help. The news has been full of reminders that added sugars, high fructose corn syrup, and sodas are negatively impacting our health and contributing to rapid increasing diabetes and obesity throughout the world. Alongside that are the stories about the challenges associated with the use of artificial sweeteners. SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener is neither sugar nor an artificial sweetener, but derived from the ultra-sweet leaves of the stevia plant. It can be used to sweeten foods and beverages without adding calories, carbs, or artificial ingredients. And SweetLeaf® is the only stevia brand to win dozens of international awards for taste and innovation.

The dramatic failure rate of New Year’s Resolutions makes some people skip resolutions altogether, but keeping a few simple elements in mind can turn your lists into achievable and sustainable goals that can be life changing:

  1. Be specific. Rather than writing “eat less junk,” jot down “cut sugar five days a week.”
  2. Make a plan. With an actionable goal, decide how best to achieve that goal. This might mean turning one resolution into more than one: cut sugar two days a week by mid-February, up that to three days by June, then to five by August. Maybe even work up to an additional step, like cutting sugar for an entire month by the end of the year.
  3. Tell someone. When other people know about a person’s goals it makes them easier to achieve.
  4. Review. Keep your resolutions posted somewhere they can be regularly viewed. Also, cross the steps of each goal off as they are reached.
  5. Limit the number. Sure, setting twenty New Year’s Resolutions offers a better chance at success, but it also guarantees a higher rate of failure because attention is spread too thin. Pick the three most important items on your list and turn them into actual goals.

These tips can help people keep their eye on the ball this year and increase the chances of reaching those lofty expectations for 2016.

With a delicious and versatile family of products, SweetLeaf® has an option to suit every lifestyle … and resolution. The 35- and 70-packet boxes and convenient shaker jars of SweetLeaf® and SweetLeaf® Organics can replace table sugar for everyday sweetening needs with no bitterness or aftertaste. Keep SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops® in the pantry to add award-winning sweetness and flavor to foods, beverages, and favorite recipes. With 20 flavors, the options are endless. Water Drops® take water from boring to wow with just an easy squeeze of any of four fruit-flavored blends; and the bottles are the perfect size for backpacks and gym bags.

Looking to make a change in your lifestyle in 2016? Want to lose weight or maintain your fitness level? Need to cut sugar from your diet? Delicious SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweeteners can help make 2016 your year to achieve that New Year’s Resolution.

1 Dan Diamond. “Just 8% of People Achieve Their New Year’s Resolutions. Here’s How They Do It.” Forbes.

2 Nielsen. “This Year’s Top New Year’s Resolution? Fitness!!nielsen.com.

For more information about SweetLeaf®, visit SweetLeaf®.com.

About Wisdom Natural Brands®

Gilbert, Arizona-based Wisdom Natural Brands® is the parent company of two highly respected and award-winning consumer brands: SweetLeaf® Stevia Sweetener and Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas. SweetLeaf® is the natural stevia sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates, non-glycemic response, no sugars and NO artificial sweeteners. The only stevia brand to be named a Top Wellness Company and to consistently win numerous global awards for taste and innovation, SweetLeaf® is sold in boxes containing 35 or 70 packets, as well as in SweetLeaf® Stevia® Shaker jars for easy home use and SweetLeaf® SteviaTabs® Dissolvable Tablets for on-the-go use. SweetLeaf® Stevia® Sweetener is available in both natural and QAI certified organic. Offering consumers additional high-quality choices, SweetLeaf® Organics are sold in 35 and 70 count packet boxes and shaker jars. SugarLeaf®, also by Wisdom, bonds SweetLeaf® Stevia and cane sugar for a low-calorie sugar alternative that is perfect for baking and cooking. SugarLeaf® has 2/3 fewer calories than sugar. SweetLeaf® Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops® add flavor without calories or carbohydrates to favorite foods and beverages. Sweet Drops® also have NO artificial sweeteners. SweetLeaf® Water Drops® add delicious natural flavor to plain or sparkling water. For more information about SweetLeaf® products, recipes, the new SweetLeaf® cookbook, Cooking with SweetLeaf® Stevia, and more, visit ShopSweetLeaf®.com.

Wisdom of the Ancients® herbal teas, from energizing Yerba Maté Royale® to calming Rooibos and Sympacho®, are available in tea bags and come in a variety of refreshing flavors. Select varieties are also available with a touch of calorie-free stevia sweetener.

Wisdom of the Ancients also produces Cream of Coco®, a natural, sustainable bar soap derived from Mbocaya, an edible nut grown on the Paraguayan coco tree. Cream of Coco is great for all skin types and is ideal as a face and body wash. It’s even gentle enough for hand washing delicate fabrics.

SweetLeaf® and Wisdom of the Ancients products can be purchased online at ShopSweetLeaf®.com or at grocery and health food stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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