Research shows that the most popular New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight. Whether you’re working with one of our medical weight loss clinics or trying to do it on your own, there are some things you can do to ensure your success with this sometimes lofty goal. For starters, be realistic.
One of the most effective ways to stay in alignment with you resolutions is to create mini-goals that you can effectively measure and that don’t feel overwhelming. Read on for some great recommendations.
1. Start every day with a healthy breakfast. You shouldn’t be skipping meals at all—but certainly not breakfast. It’s considered the most important meal of the day, as it revs your metabolism, takes your body out of conservation mode and gives you energy for the day. Those who skip this important meal tend to overeat as the day goes on and lack certain nutrients. Opt for a protein-rich breakfast, such as scrambled eggs or an omelet loaded with veggies, low fat Greek yogurt with berries or steel cut oatmeal with fruit.
2. Use smaller plates. This is an easy resolution to keep and can have very effective results. Get special sized plates or salad plates for your entrée to execute automatic portion control. In America, we’ve gotten used to super-sized plates and portions, which contributes to our growing obesity rate. If you’re eating out, opt for the smallest sizes on the menu.
3. Eat at home more. Eating out and on the go can have a significant impact on your waistline. You can make a serious impact on your diet if you make a concerted effort to cook and eat at home more often than not—and you’ll save money too. Restaurant food tends to be less healthy and more calorie- and fat-laden, while when you cook at home, you know exactly what is going into your meal.
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