Diet Center’s Tip of the Week: New Year’s resolutions

Eunice Mesick

Eunice Mesick

Hi, this is Eunice from Diet Center. Many people find themselves making the same resolution year after year. Here’s how it goes. In 2019 the resolution was to lose 15 pounds, in 2020 it was to lose 23 pounds and in 2021 the resolution was to lose 32 pounds. Now 2022 is here and you know what the new resolution is? To weigh the same that he or she weighed in 2019.

This can be the year you succeed in reaching your goals. To help you keep your resolution, first stop making resolutions. Most people forget about them in just a few weeks. Plan to meet short-term goals that will help you lose weight.

Your plan could be based on the guidelines of a Diet Center weight loss program. Your goals could include eating correct serving sizes, drinking at least 64 ounces of water daily, limiting sodium intake to 2,300 mg daily, eating foods higher in fiber, not skipping meals and recording daily food intake.

Keeping track of what you eat is important to your weight loss success. It should be documented in writing. Many people feel that they are following their program well, but still aren’t losing weight. Part of the problem may be that we estimate what we are eating. The following examples reflect the importance of tracking what you eat in writing to better determine why you may not be losing weight:

– A study showed that people tend to underestimate their calorie intake by about 800 calories a day.

– Studies show people underestimate how much fat they consume.

– An American Dietetic Association survey found consumers overestimate the portion size of pasta, rice, vegetables and meat.

– About 28% of Americans are skipping meals. The average person skips breakfast at least once a week. This may be depriving their bodies of nutrients and slowing their metabolism.

If your weight loss seems to be slowing down, take a closer look at your eating habits. Chances are you may be consuming more calories than you realize.

Being active will help keep your metabolism and spirits up. Physical activity plays a significant role in calorie burning and keeping you fit. Whether you start an exercise routine or keep yourself busy doing everyday chores, try to be more active.

Set a goal to spend less time being sedentary, to take more walks or participate in an exercise class.

Set a timeline to achieve each of your short-term goals. Focus on one or two goals at a time until you’re comfortable with the change. Your plan can help you achieve weight loss success, so you won’t have to resolve to lose weight next year!

Thank you for reading Diet Center’s tip of the week. If you need help reaching your weight loss goals call Diet Center today at 928-753-5066, or stop by 1848 Hope Ave., Suite 1, in Kingman.

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