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Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2013!  Happy New Year

If you’re like many people, you probably just made some New Year’s resolutions. And if any of those resolutions have to do with dieting, you might want to read this article from The New York Times.  Here’s a synopsis: most people don’t stick to diets.  

But don’t despair!

Instead of focusing just on what you eat, focus on changing the way you think. That’s the best way to enact real, long-term shifts in your behavior that will help you lead a healthier life.

For example:

— Exercise isn’t just what happens for 45 minutes at the gym. It’s a way of life. Take the stairs. Go for a walk. These are ways to change your mindset, and your metabolism, so that burning calories becomes an all-day affair.

— Protein and fats aren’t all bad. Making lean proteins (beans, seafood, chicken breast, egg whites) and healthy fats (avocado, nuts, olive oil) a part of your diet will leave you fuller, more fulfilled, and healthier.

— Opt for whole grains. White flour and white rice have no nutritional value.

— Make time for you! You’re a priority – and when you make sure to spend time thinking about your own needs, you’ll not only find that you feel better about yourself, you’ll be better equipped to deal with other people in your life.

As a Health Coach, I can work with you to identify your triggers, become more mindful, and adopt a healthier diet.  If you want to learn more, contact me for a free Health History consultation.