Small Steps: New Years Dieting

Small Steps: New Years Dieting

Losing weight as a New Year's resolution can seem like a daunting task, but small steps - and small portions - may help you get there.

University of Wyoming Food Safety and Nutrition Extension Educator, Kentz Willis, explains.

Willis says research has shown that food decisions that people make per day are in the hundreds, most of which they aren't even aware of.

Other important points: don't try to lose all the weight at once -- consistency and patient adherence to work-out plans are important, if that's the route you choose.

Unrealistic diet plans are tough to adjust to. Relying on a work-out plan too much also contributes to failure. Be sure to balance diet and exercise.

Finally, eat just as many meals per day - structured, healthy meals help control hunger and make it easier to avoid mishaps such as overeating and unhealthy snacking.

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