Health Watch -- A Fresh Start: Re-stock the Pantry

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This week on Health Watch, we’re talking about reaching your post-holiday weight loss goals in the new year. Previously, we discussed clearing the cupboards of fattening treats. The next step is to fill the refrigerator and pantry with foods that are good for you.

Lona Sandon, a registered dietitian at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, says it’s easier to stick to a healthy eating plan when you’ve got plenty of nutritious foods handy. Go shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat yogurt and milk, lean meats, whole-grain cereals and walnuts or almonds for snacks. When it’s easy to grab something nutritious and low-calorie, you’re more likely to eat right.

Next on Health Watch, we’ll look at some other strategies for losing weight and maintaining your weight loss.


January 2006

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