Healthy Eating

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The new year means resolutions and, for some people, those resolutions include an attempt at eating healthier foods. Dr. Edward Hill gives some advice on how to stick to that resolution in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Choosing a healthy eating plan and sticking with it can be difficult. The best way for some to begin is to start easy, with a food diary. Use a chart or a journal to write down everything you eat or drink every day. Be complete and honest.

Dont stop eating all of the foods you like. Eat smaller servings of the high-fat, high-calorie foods you love, or eat them less often.

Weigh yourself every week on the same scale. Use a tape measure to measure your waist.

Set goals that you can keep track of. For example, lose 15 pounds or lose 3 inches off your waist in the next six months.

Review your progress with your doctor. Bring your food diary to each office visit. Let the doctor know what problems you are having.

Everyone slips off their plan from time to time. Figure out what triggered your slip, and plan how to avoid that trigger the next time.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.