Health Watch - Resolution Checkup: Weight-Loss Tips

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This week on Health Watch, we’re giving you a boost to get you past the days when you just want to give up on your New Year’s resolutions. If you can make it through January, your new behaviors may become habits that are easier to stick to. Previously, we talked about stocking your home with nutritious foods to make it easier to eat better. Today we’ve got more tips for getting a good start on your resolution to lose weight.

Lona Sandon, a registered dietitian at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says you need to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, but in moderation. In spite of what some fad diets would have you believe, large portions of even nutritious foods can still make you gain weight. You should also incorporate exercise into your schedule, at least 30 minutes a day. Also, try exercising during commercial breaks when you watch TV instead of heading for the kitchen.


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