2013, brings hope and changes to all who want to to keep the resolution of weight loss. This year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that dieters set there weight loss goals realistically and get support from a registered dietician to help them keep their weight loss goals.
“It may be tempting to focus on losing weight fast, leading many to turn to dangerous fads diets and crash diets,” said registered dietitian and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson Angela Ginn. “However, research shows that slow, healthy weight loss is more likely to last than dramatic weight changes.”
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics additionally recommends to “consult a physician before adopting any exercise plan because primary care physicians can recommend registered dieticians who can assist obese patients, [from recent study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.]
Goals for weight loss should be realistic and reachable. “Goals should be challenging but also reachable,” Ginn said. “Consult a registered dietitian to build a plan with goals that works for your unique nutritional needs and fits with your lifestyle.”
Enlisting your family and friends with healthier recipes to build a support network, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends. There are a lot online tools from the Academy here is a one to start with www.eatright.org/healthyweight or for a list of weight loss experts and registered dieticians contact firstname.lastname@example.org