Make a Fresh Start in 2017


Woman Writing in Her Food Journal

Before the holidays, you launched a healthy eating plan. You even lost a few pounds. Unfortunately, you derailed your diet during the festive, holiday season. You couldn’t resist indulging in pumpkin pie, eggnog, and fruitcake. If you can relate to this scenario, you’re not alone. Don’t allow a minor slip-up to end your dreams of getting fit. Make a fresh start in 2017 with these simple tips. 

Clean Out Your Pantry 

Cleaning out your pantry is a great first step to help you get your diet back on track. Perhaps, you impulsively bought six bags of your favorite brand of holiday cookies. Or, you might still have a couple of bags of potato chips no one consumed at the New Year’s Eve party you hosted. Remove any tempting foods from your home. Your waistline will thank you later.

Start a Food Journal

Dieters often underestimate the amount of calories they’re consuming each day. To increase your odds of experiencing weight loss success in 2017, start a food journal. Whenever you eat a meal or snack, write it down. Don’t forget to include the beverages you drink. At the end of each week, analyze your food diary. You might be amazed at how many diet-sabotaging foods such as French fries, cookies, and hard candies you’re actually eating. 

 Drink More Water 

Vow to drink more water in the New Year. Because many people confuse thirst for hunger, they consume needless, excess calories every day. Drink the recommended eight, eight-ounce glasses of water each day. If you exercise intensely or live in a hot, humid environment, you’ll likely need to consume more than this amount. 

In addition to following the aforementioned tips, surround yourself with a support system to improve your probability of weight loss success. Consider scheduling a free, initial meeting with a consultant at a Metabolic Research Center. Many of the consultants at the Metabolic Research Center were actually clients first. Therefore, they can offer you expert, firsthand knowledge. These caring consultants will walk with you every step of the way and help you celebrate your weight loss accomplishments.

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