Tips for successful weight management

Feb 10, 2020

Is this your year to lose a few pounds? Many people select losing weight as a goal for the new year. Whether you are ready to act or still deciding, these tips can help you get started and stay on track.

Eat a healthful diet

  • Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Eat at least half of your starch choices from whole grains.
  • Limit your intake of high calorie, low nutrient foods, such as sweets, chips, and alcohol.
  • Replace soda and juice with water.

Aim for gradual weight loss. Losing one to two pounds per week is realistic. Measure progress

  • How your clothes fit.
  • Inches lost.
  • How you feel.

Be realistic

  • Set realistic goals.
  • Avoid making vows of always or never.
  • Curtail binges as soon as you can. Do not let guilt cause you to keep eating.
  • Focus on progress, not failure.

Seek support from others

  • Ask family members and friends to help you.
  • Talk to others with the same concerns. Join a weight management program or support group.


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