How To Make Weightloss New Year’s Resolutions That Actually Work

If losing weight tops your list of New Year’s resolutions — you’re not alone. Here are some subtle changes to your diet that you can make today.

Portion Control

Registered Dietitian Laura Jeffers says this will help you hit the ground running in the new year.“One of the easiest things to do as you’re preparing yourself to make a healthy change is just eat less of t2015he food you’re currently eating.”

Jeffers says by practicing portion control you’ll start to train yourself to need less.

Track It

Studies show that the best predictor of whether a person will lose weight or not is if the person keeps a food diary.

Keeping track of everything you eat and drink gives you an accurate account of your caloric intake says dietitian Kristin Kirkpatrick, “In addition to writing things on paper, now we have wonderful smartphone apps that you can actually track online your progress with trying to make changes in your diet.”

Water

You can also start cutting calories by monitoring what you drink, too. Cut back on calorie filled beverages and replace them with water. And pay attention to your snacking during the day. You may be able to gradually cut calories by eliminating a snack or swapping it out for a healthier option.

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