Start the New Year Right
OK, New Year's is the time for resolutions and we all know that weight loss is often on top of the list. But, going on a diet isn't the answer. Instead of resolving to lose weight, try making a few other resolutions that will probably lead to weight loss. If this sounds confusing, read on for some suggestions from the Metabolic Research Center.
One reason people make New Year's resolutions is that they've indulged over the holidays. That is a perfectly normal thing to do – you're not a bad person, it doesn't mean you've failed and it's not the end of the world. Don't beat yourself up for being human. So, here's resolution #1: resolve to be kind to yourself. If you make a mistake, you'll pick yourself up, learn from it and get back on your chosen path.
Change Your Focus for Weight Loss Success
There's nothing wrong with a goal to lose weight. To help stay off the diet seesaw (and to help keep resolution #1) change the focus a bit. Your second resolution is to eat healthy. That means eating real food – food with lots of fiber, food with adequate protein, food that looks beautiful on the plate and allows you to feast all your senses.
To stay healthy, you need to eat healthy. You also need to take care of yourself (which ties in with resolution #1). That means a focus on the basics: regular exercise, adequate sleep, time with people you love. It means eating regular meals and scheduling some snacks so you don't get overwhelmed by the munchies. So there you go – you're going to be kind to yourself and take care of you, while eating healthy. You might also consider not even stepping on the scale for a month or so. Bet you'll be pleased when you do!
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