Do yourself a favor this year… Do NOT resolve to lose weight. Instead, pick two or three habits, fitness and/or nourishment related behaviors that could easily result in weight loss.
If you are not a breakfast person aim to eat something with protein within two hours of waking. Protein feeds your muscle and boosts metabolism which will likely influence (in a good way) food choices you make the rest of the day.
Eat at least a serving of vegetables for a snack or at lunch. This will likely increase your overall vegetable intake plus possibly displace foods that are not typically as nutritious.
A very worthwhile behavior would be to simply log your food and activity intake using an app like MyFitnessPal or Loseit! Before you can make beneficial changes you must become aware of what you are actually doing… not what you think you are doing. So, keep eating the way you’ve been eating – just write it down.
These three behavior suggestions are what we like to call “low hanging fruit.” They are small, simple adjustments that can be made without going to great lengths. Implementing one of these behavior changes is good but the real transformation begins when you begin combining small changes to form larger lifestyle changes.
One of the cornerstone values at Warner Family Practice is being intentional about preventative care. Often the idea of preventative care is relegated to more serious medical conditions. The reality is that for many, nutrition and daily lifestyle choices are the foundation of preventative care.
If you are interested in learning more about individualized nutrition for you or your family please call our Live Well Wellness Center at 480-752-7600. The Live Well Center is located in suite #25 at Warner Family Practice. Patients can enter that suite on the south side of the building.
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