Tip of the Day
Set Healthy New Year’s Goals
Resolutions are often about starting or stopping certain behaviors; the only problem is, resolutions are all too often broken. Start 2010 right by resolving to make this the year you really focus on your health. Consider these resolution solutions to learn how you can succeed — this and every year.
- Assess your personal food choices and lifestyle. Keep track of what you eat and drink so you can identify the behaviors you would like to change.
- Set goals and be realistic. Change doesn’t mean you have to give up the foods you like. Smaller portions, different ways of cooking and being more physically active will allow you to enjoy favorites with fewer calories.
- Be patient and don’t give up if you don’t see a huge difference right away. Real change takes time, commitment and encouragement. If you get off track, pick up where you left off and start again.
- Seek help from a qualified health professional. A registered dietitian is the best source of reliable and up-to-date food and nutrition information.
For more information on a healthful lifestyle, consult a registered dietitian.
Locate an RD by using the Find a Registered Dietitian tool above.
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