It is midway through the year already and at the beginning of each year we make resolutions to eat more healthfully and lose weight, but as the days turn into months, we lose our steam along the way. If you have trouble keeping your resolutions or meeting your health goals, create a solid plan that sets you up for success in these months left.
Follow these tips to make the rest of 2020 count;
- Start by Assessing Your Food Choices and Lifestyle
Monitor what you eat and drink and how physically active you can be so you can identify behaviors you would like to change.
- One Large Goal Can Seem Overwhelming
Break bigger food goals into smaller, more specific goals and include a list of realistic changes in your daily routine to achieve these goals. For example, be more precise, break big and vague goals like “I will exercise better” into littler and more definite goals like “I will take a walk for about 30mins a day.” Remember, while your goals should be challenging, they should also be attainable.
- Make Sure the Goals You Set Are Measurable
The goals must provide answers to “How much?” or “How many?” so you can easily monitor and follow your progress. Evaluate your progress every week or two, and update your plan based upon your current progress or circumstances. Make sure you are giving yourself enough time to achieve each smaller goal so you are not discouraged if you haven’t met them.
- Seek Help from a Qualified Health Professional
A registered dietitian is your best source of reliable and up-to-date food and nutrition information. An RD can also help you determine measurable and achievable goals, as well as a plan to help you achieve them and support along the way.
For more information on how to stick to a healthy weight-loss plan for the remaining month of this year, contact EatWell with RD Adoma (https://www.facebook.com/EatwellwithyourDietitian/).