Healthy resolution plans

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KUSA - Lots of people are making New Year's resolutions to be slimmer, healthier and more successful. 

Ambitious resolutions are bound to fail because they are impractical, complicated and time-consuming. That can lead to guilt and giving up.

Here are some tips to make resolutions more manageable. 

Get Your Bearings:
  • Make a list of some possibilities instead of random impractical choices
  • Use apps or a journal to get focused
  • Prioritize what's most important OR what's most realistic
  • Success builds success
Determine Your Destination:
  • Choose three things that are meaningful and realistic for you
  • List what you need to accomplish
  • Put it in writing; keep it visible
  • Uses these three as examples
Set the Mark for Breakfast:
  • Nothing has the benefits of breakfast - for both adults & kids
  • Include breakfast to lose weight more effectively, improve focus & concentration, boost the immune system - and more!
  • Keep it simple: smoothies, oatmeal, leftovers (yes, leftovers)
  • Include protein, fruit, whole grains
Power Foods for Better Mileage & Performance: 
  • Power foods have high nutrient density (vitamins, minerals, fiber); 
  • Power foods have low caloric density
  • Fruits, veggies + protein are the best
  • Power foods help avoid "hedonic" foods: high sugar/fat that encourage more eating
Put Hydration on the Map: 
  • Focus on fluid in the winter:research shows 4 in 10 don't drink enough
  • 43% of men and 41% women failed to meet daily recommended amounts
  • CDC says proper hydration prevents fatigue, poor food choices and helps weight loss
  • Don't rely on thirst: it fades as adults age

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