Last week was National Healthy Weight Week in the United States. So close to the New Year, many are still chasing resolutions they made – often to lose weight. An estimated 80% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by the first week of February, so we are offering some tips from our partners at Health Storylines.
Top 4 Tips to Manage your Weight
By: Zana Toulany, R.Ph, Director, Patient Experience
It’s the new year, and for many of us, that means new goals. The most common New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight! See below for our top 4 tips to help you manage weight:
You can’t live without fats. Eating small amounts of good, or unsaturated fats, can keep you feeling fuller for longer. Examples include nuts, fish, and olive oil.
Clean your Kitchen
It’s often easier to eat healthy if you place healthy snacks (fruits, vegetables, nuts) on your kitchen counter. Clear the clutter in your kitchen to make it easier for you to reach for healthy options!
This is a great way to reduce procrastination. Temptation bundling is when you combine two activities together – one that you like doing, and one that you don’t like doing. For example, you could watch your favorite TV show while running on the treadmill.
Track your Progress
It can be helpful to track your weight loss progress over time. Simply use the ‘vitals tracker’ in the free NeedyMeds HealthStorylines app and track your weight daily (available online at NeedyMeds.HealthStorylines.com, or on the Google Play or App Store).
For more tips and to learn how to manage your weight online using NeedyMeds HealthStorylines, tune into our webinar.