New Year’s Resolutions are an awesome tradition to refocus on making healthy food and activity choices. Unfortunately, most resolutions fizzle out before you get to enjoy any of the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. So what can you do to make your New Year’s Resolutions stick? Keep reading for secrets on how to set and keep your New Year’s Resolutions. Continue reading
You might not be thinking about new year’s resolutions just yet, but it’s never too early to start! The most popular resolutions each year in America are related to being more physically active, losing weight, and eating smarter. There are proven strategies to help with these resolutions, such as keeping a food diary, making SMART goals, and developing social support for new behaviors. You can use these strategies the old-fashioned way, or you can try some of the new tech tools to help you in this process. Continue reading
Hi there! My name is Julie Knopp and I am a Dietetic Intern at Virginia Tech, working this month with the Family Nutrition Program. I would like to talk to you about something near and dear to my heart: Exercise. Physical activity. How do you feel when you hear those words? Do you feel a sense of guilt or dread? Or perhaps you feel satisfied knowing that you are already getting regular activity in your daily life. Whatever the case may be, exercise is an important part of life. It doesn’t matter if the exercise is intense or moderate, short or long. Anything counts! Once you start exercising, your body will change to become faster, stronger, and healthier.
The tradition of New Years Resolutions inspires many people to vow to Eat Smart, Move More, or Slim Down. But after the thrill of the new year starts to wear off, so does the motivation to keep working on those resolutions. If you want to see your efforts really pay off, you have to keep working until your new lifestyle becomes a habit. These are my 5 best tips for keeping your resolutions and making the healthy changes you want to accomplish. Continue reading
How many of you made a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight this year? If you’re like the average American, about half of you readers want to lose weight in 2014. Well, I have great news for you. The Family Nutrition Program has a newly redesigned program to help you meet your weight loss goals called Eat Smart, Move More, Slim Down.
In this program, you’ll learn strategies to make small changes to help you look and feel your best. Each session focuses on both basic nutrition concepts and a proven tactic to help you in your weight loss journey.
These tactics include:
- Keeping a food diary
- Setting SMART Goals
- Practicing portion control
- Eating more of the right foods
- Limiting unhealthy foods
- Sticking with new habits by getting organized
- Creating a plan for long-term success
The most exciting addition to the Eat Smart, Move More, Slim Down program is our new online support and two free follow-up sessions with a Registered Dietitian.
We created a new Eat Smart, Move More, Slim Down Facebook page so that you can be a part of the online community of other Virginians working to lose weight and get in shape. Here you can ask for advice, share your successes and receive more helpful tips and advice for living a healthier life. We will also be sharing sample meal plans using FNP’s low-cost, tasty recipes as well as short, but effective, exercise routines for beginners.
Each Eat Smart, Move More, Slim Down graduate will also have the opportunity to speak with a Registered Dietitian for expert help in meeting weight loss goals. This can be done over the phone, by Skype or Google video chats, or whatever works best for you. (Due to the high cost of travelling across the state, we cannot offer in-person visits.)
If you are ready to live your dream and tackle your 2014 weight loss resolution, we can help! Contact us by phone at 1-888-814-7627 or by finding a Program Assistant near you to ask about joining the Eat Smart, Move More, Slim Down program.