With the warm weather just around the corner (thank goodness!), Spring into Shape with these 3 Weight Loss Strategies:
Strategy No. 1: Eat a Salad Before Dinner
Fact: Consuming a large, high volume, low calorie salad before a meal can reduce the calories eaten at that meal by over 10%. Toss to your waist’s delight.
Strategy No. 2: Grab Some Breakfast.
Fact: Studies have shown that eating breakfast may not only contribute to a lower fat, healthier diet, but can provide as much as 28 percent of Americans' daily intakes of vitamins and minerals. Eating breakfast has also been shown to help minimize impulsive, unplanned snacking during the day. Too rushed to eat breakfast? Rise and shine to a quick bowl of a nutritious whole grain cereal, skim milk, and fruit -- or if you are eating on the run, reach for a container of yogurt, a small whole-grain bagel, and a piece of fruit.
Strategy No. 3: Fruits and Veggies to All Your Meals
Fact: Fruits and veggies are full of fiber and water, so they will fill you up before they fill you out. Go hog wild with them.
If you are looking for ongoing support with your springtime weight loss efforts, consult with a registered dietitian (RD) for expert personal nutrition and lifestyle advice. You can find an RD in your area at: