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How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Helpful tips on how to make your weight loss goals a reality and information on a free talk about weight loss on Tues., Jan. 22 at Griffin Hospital.

Year after year, weight loss remains the most popular New Year’s Resolution. Unfortunately, research has shown that after six months, fewer than 50 percent of people making resolutions actually stick to their goals. After a year, that number declines to 10 percent. With those odds, you may be wondering how to make your New Year’s resolutions stick.

“Many people often fail to stay true to their commitment because they are looking for a quick fix,” says Dr. Elliot Mathias, weight loss expert and Medical Director at Medi-Weightloss® of Shelton. “However, there is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to weight loss. You didn’t gain the weight overnight. Don’t expect to lose it overnight.”

A lifestyle change and a lifetime of commitment to this healthier lifestyle are necessary for lasting weight loss. Here are tips from Dr. Mathias to help you transition into a healthier lifestyle and lose the weight you’ve resolved to drop:

  • Start a Food Journal
  • Control Portions
  • Enlist Support
  • Get Moving
  • Set Goals
  • Get Professional Help

If you are resolved to meeting this year's weight loss goal or if you are ready to make a belated resolution to achieve and maintain a healthier weight in 2013, Griffin Hospital is offering a free presentation to help you see the “lite.” Nutrition experts from Medi-Weightloss Clinics will present “Resolve to Reduce Your Waistline” on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Attendees will learn key action items that will help them achieve their weight loss resolution. 

The “Resolve to Reduce Your Waistline” presentation is part of Griffin Hospital's Healthy U “Tuesday Talks,” a series of free wellness talks featuring Griffin Hospital medical experts and community partners providing trusted health information and answers to questions on a wide range of topics.

All Tuesday Talks are held in Griffin Hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center at 130 Division Street in Derby. Light refreshments will be served.

To reserve your spot or for more information, call 203.732.1511 or view the calendar listing.

For more information on the Medi-Weightloss® program contact your local Shelton clinic at 203.659.8948 or visit us online at  www.mediweightlossclinics.com/locations/shelton

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