Many people make New Years resolutions to live healthier lives, and losing weight is often at the top of the list. An NIH study highlights dietary changes that can help you lose weight – AND keep it off for years to come.
To maintain healthy weight loss:
- Continue to take in fewer calories.
- Continue to eat less fat.
- Consume lean protein (protein, eggs, poultry without skin, etc.)
- Eat reduced-fat dairy products each day.
- Eat LOTS of fruits and veggies.
Even modest weight loss is enough to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as reduce diabetes risk. So do what you can do, and know that every little bit helps ….
- assess your current diet for extra calories or unhealthy calories,
- weigh yourself every week or so to keep an eye on things,
- enlist the support of family, friends and co-workers.
Did you know that the medical cost of obesity is $147 billion per year? BILLION! That’s a huge financial problem for this country’s healthcare system. So, shedding a few pounds makes sense – not just for your health, but also for your wallet.