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Health Tip: Frame of Mind Key to Losing Weight

Health Tip: Frame of Mind Key to Losing Weight

08/06/13

(HealthDay News) -- Losing weight is a challenge, but approaching it with the right frame of mind can help you succeed.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests how to prepare for losing weight:

  • Focus on taking in enough food and drink to meet -- not exceed -- your body's caloric needs.
  • Take time to plan meals and snacks to help you make better choices.
  • Keep a record of your food intake and calories to help you stay on track.
  • Focus on getting more exercise.
  • Restrict calories you consume from added fats and sugars.
  • Stick to small portion sizes, particularly for high-calorie foods.
  • Eat at home more often; when you do eat out, make healthier choices.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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