New Years Steps for Weight Loss Success

The end of the year is quickly approaching, and for many of us, that means a few things; parties, celebrating with friends and family, and new plans of health and happiness in the New year.

No doubt you may have some New Years Resolutions, but before we even get there (you’ll see a part 2 post to this one on how to KEEP those resolutions soon) I thought wed get a jump start on diet strategies for 2011.

Step 1: Start now. Before the ball drops- write down how you would like to revamp your diet. Write it down NOW.  By doing this, you’ll stick to your plan and can look at it, right on New Years Day and see what you have in store for 2011. Think big, and write down as much as possible- make it a sort-of laundry list of things you would like to change about your diet.

Step 2: When you look at that list on New Years Day- pick just one thing youd like to do with your diet. Whether it be eat breakfast everyday, get less take-out for dinner, or incorporate more healthy fruits and vegetables into your diet- circle that ONE small change and do it starting that day.

Step 3: Do that small step for 7 days. Then circle another one. Continue the one thing you picked in Step 2 and now add this one to it for 7 days. I think you can see where Im going with this. In one month, you could be eating more vegetables, having breakfast everyday, eating less take-out and making healthier desserts- without feeling overwhelmed.

And to help you celebrate the New Year, hears a healthy Champagne Cocktail:

Pomegranate-Cranberry Champagne:

For every 8 oz. of   Champagne

add 1/2 oz. 100 % Pomegranate- Cranberry Juice

Each glass is loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C (which is great when parties and late nights can wreak havoc on your immune system) and is around 75-80 calories per glass.

Happy New Year and well see you in 2011!!

-written by Sandi Partyka, C.H.C.

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