Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A New Year - New Opportunities for Success!

It is a new year, full of possibility and fresh ideas for reaching our health goals!

I had recently heard someone say that it is useful to think of yourself as a computer software program, always building upon the previous versions of yourself to create an updated version.

In this way of thinking, one is always striving for betterment but without judgment of the past versions, for without them, you would not have a platform for improvement!

So here we come, version 20.13, and we are going to ROCK IT!!

And remember...

You are the key to your success!!

Habits that are the key for long-term success:

3 meals plus 2-3 planned snacks
Adequate water (at least 8 glasses per day)
Daily supplements (multivitamin, calcium, B-12)
 7-8 hours of sleep every night
Stress management
Regular Exercise
Personal responsibility

Behaviors that are red flags for less than optimal weight loss and/or weight regain:

                                 Starting to eat sweets                                  
Eating Fast Food often
Skipping meals
Eating after your stomach is full
Eating rapidly
Grazing mindlessly
Eating when you are bored, upset, angry, or depressed
Clinging to the couch and not exercising
Choosing favorite carbohydrates first
Snacking from vending machines

The choice is yours.

Best wishes to you on this new year's day from all of us at UT Weight Loss & CHRISTUS Weight Loss Institute!