NY resolution wanes within month for most

They say what the new year brings depends a lot on what you bring it, and that may be true for some Aussies.

Those Australians who are still holding onto their new year resolutions can celebrate lasting longer than half of the country, according to a survey by nutrition and food tracking app, MyFitnessPal.

The survey, of more than 1000 people, found that January 16 is the day when most Australians (51 per cent) report they will have given up on their new year's resolution.

And nearly all (96 per cent) will have given up on their resolutions all together by the end of the month.

The most popular resolutions are no surprise, including exercising to lose weight and eating more healthily.

"It's time to change the way we think about new year's resolutions," says dietitian Susie Burrell who also holds a Master's of Coaching Psychology.

"Lofty, unattainable goals only set people up for failure, while focusing on habits provides an opportunity for sustainable personal growth."

Many reasons were given for breaking the goals including intense cravings and boredom - with pizza, cheeseburgers and ice cream the biggest temptations for dieters.