Health Watch – Resolution Checkup: Shopping

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This week on Health Watch, we’re offering some tips to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions. If you stick with your new behaviors a few more weeks, they can become habits that are easier to keep.

Having trouble keeping that resolution to eat better? Lona Sandon, a registered dietitian at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says the first thing to do is clear out your refrigerator and cabinets. Get rid of tempting snacks, treats and candy. Then go shopping for nutritious food. Stock up on fruits and vegetables, low-fat milk and yogurt, lean meats, whole grain cereals, walnuts and almonds. These can all be incorporated into meals or eaten as snacks. You’re much more likely to eat food that’s good for you if it’s readily available when you’re hungry. The idea is to make it as easy to eat something good for you as it is to grab a candy bar or some chips.



January 2007

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