Health Watch — Start of Summer: Swimsuit Shape
(Part 2)

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This week on Health Watch, we’re talking about the start of the summer vacation season on Memorial Day weekend. Previously, we shared some diet tips for getting into swimsuit shape. You get better results by eating regular, healthy meals than by starving yourself.

Exercise is also important. Try taking a walk after dinner every night or exercising during commercial breaks when you watch television. Dr. Jo Ann Carson, a registered dietitian at UT Southwestern Medical Center, suggests adding weight training to your routine. You can lose five pounds, but if you turn five more pounds of fat into muscle, you’ll look even better in a swimsuit.

Even after you reach your goals, try to stick with the positive changes in your lifestyle so you can keep the weight off.

Visit to learn more about UT Southwestern’s clinical services in nutrition. 


May 2008

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