Happy New Year!

Joyce Kavaras, RD, LD

Joyce Kavaras, RD, LD

January 4th, 2013

Are you part of the 40-45% of people that make at least one New Year’s resolution each year? If you include a resolution to lose weight, you are not alone – 90% set out to lose weight. Of course we all know that come February, we may be well off of the healthy-eating, weight-losing path we so diligently proposed to follow!

To maximize your success, incorporate strategies that work. The following are simple, research-based tips to guide you as you kick off 2013:

  1. Keep a daily food record.
    • People who do lose twice as much weight!
    • OptiWeight uses My Fitness Pal – it’s free and easy.
  2. Don’t skip meals; this includes breakfast!
    • Skipping meals leads to a drop in blood sugar, fatigue and an increased likelihood of binge-eating later in the day.
    • It slows your metabolism… you need to refuel every 3-4 hours to keep your metabolism working for you, rather than against you!
  3. Eat at home more.
    • Eating out is linked to losing less weight.
    • Plan ahead and have healthy foods readily available.
    • If you must eat out, choose establishments that offer healthier fare and limit portions – take half home for tomorrow’s lunch!
  4. Move more every day.
    • Get a pedometer to track your steps.
    • The FitBit is great!

These are just a few easy tips to assist you with your weight management goals as you put your resolutions into practice and get ready for OptiWeight to begin.

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