Week 1: Tools to Lose

The Skinny on Resolutions


Losing weight is the number one New Year's resolution people make year after year. It's no wonder. The holiday season can really take a toll on your waistline - it's a long stretch of extravagant eating coupled with less opportunity for exercise.
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Make a Healthy Goal

If shedding pounds is your top priority for 2008, the first step is to settle on a healthy goal. Use our weight calculator to determine what your ideal weight should be. It also does the math on how many calories you should consume in a day in order to slim down and how many calories you’ll burn doing your favorite fitness activities.
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Start a Food Diary


The next step is to start keeping a food diary. It’s a great way to keep tabs - and keep yourself honest - about what you are eating. You’d be surprised at how much food goes in your mouth outside of mealtime. It also makes it easier to monitor portion sizes. Diet experts say it’s the single best tool to help you lose weight and keep it off.
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