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:
Determine Your Destination:
- 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
Set the Mark for Breakfast:
- 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
Power Foods for Better Mileage & Performance:
- 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
Put Hydration on the Map:
- 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
- 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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