ProConnect

A New Year A New You

By

A New Year A New You
Finding A New You in 2013

New Years Resolutions – How often do we as individuals make these so-called ‘New Years Resolutions' and actually commit to them before the end of the month of January? Do you fit the description of such an individual? In some sort of way, we all fit that description.

What are your resolutions for 2013? Are you planning on ‘losing several pounds?’ The pounds you gained over the holidays, or are you making a ‘lifestyle change?’ If you said ‘yes’ to either one…just keep in mind that they are not similar.

More from YourTango: The Best Therapy for a Healthy Brain & Body

In the past you may have lost weight and struggled to get the results you wanted and was probably even more unsuccessful in keeping those pounds off. For other individuals, a lifestyle change is different from losing several pounds. Making a lifestyle change, requires you to make nutritional assessment and test your readiness in making sure that you personally want to lose the weight, and that you are committed to make the necessary shifts in your daily lifestyle.

   For individuals that are on ‘the quest of wanting to lose weight’ - the key is the reduction of ‘numbers’, which will also attain better health.  Here are the respective crucial numbers:

— Blood Pressure  
— Blood Sugar  
— Cholesterol 
— Body Fat  
— Triglycerides 
— Other CVD Risk Markers  
— Other Insulin Resistance Markers         
      
Why Not Weight? The greatest fault with a resolution for weight loss is that it isn't a very good resolution at all—because it won't help anyone make the long-term goal of getting healthier. Research shows Losing weight isn’t the way to better health—losing FAT is. Losing fat is the key to getting those numbers down.  Body composition is a much better indicator of health —the ratio of unhealthy fat versus the ratio of lean tissue (such as muscle. As you age you gradually begin to lose muscle. You could be at a "healthy" weight and still be "overfat" and unhealthy. Most dietary programs are focused on losing weight only, which may require an extreme reduction in food intake—not eating fat, not eating carbs, or just plain not eating much of anything at all. With these diets, success is based primarily on will power. These diets can cause the body to go into starvation mode and store fat, resulting in weight loss from muscle. Of course your scale shows weight lost but you may not be getting healthier.

More from YourTango: Grocery Shopping Tips & Solutions

Therapeutic Diets – FirstLine Therapy

You need a program that emphasizes how to lose fat,  and not muscles to improve your body composition. That is a better way to meet your health goals. With FirstLine Therapy meal pattern people lose fat, not muscle, and improve their body composition.
FirstLine Therapy isn't just a weight loss program. It's an effective, clinically tested therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) program to help you lose fat and reach your goal for better health. FirstLine Therapy incorporates a clinically designed dietary plan and simple exercise recommendations, along with personalized medical foods and nutritional supplements, to help you reach better health without medication.  Most importantly, FirstLine Therapy teaches healthy habits that are easy to integrate into any lifestyle. For that reason you will be working towards better health every day—not just thinking about it as each New Year begins.  

Share this with someone you love (or even like a lot)!

Let's make it
FB official
Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Dietitian Hope Anderson

Author

Hope Anderson RD., LDN

Anti Aging Specialist, and Distributor for Nu Skin Company

 Contact me for more information

Location: Davie, FL
Credentials: BS
Specialties: Diabetes, Holistic Coach, Parenting
Other Articles/News by Dietitian Hope Anderson:

The Best Therapy for a Healthy Brain & Body

By

Want a healthy relationship? Start with a healthy body and brain! Have you heard the statement you are what you eat? If so, you should know that it's true. If you eat healthy foods, your whole body will respond positivly, especially when you eat the right sized portions, fit in exercise and other healthy habits. Below are some tips to get you ... Read more

Grocery Shopping Tips & Solutions

By

“Food is Medicine and Medicine food,” stated Hippocrates. The key to eating balanced meals and snacks is to have low calorie nutrient dense foods on-hand at home and one that you really enjoy.  If you find shopping at the grocery store overwhelming, here are some of my tried and true tips that can ease you into an enjoyable experience. As a ... Read more

Healthy Habits for Living Longer

By

Stay Healthy to 100 and Beyond Is that possible? Yes, there are breakthroughs that show that we can age healthily with healthy habits and options to get us there. In the last century the average life expectancy at birth in the US was 47 years. Today many of us can live twice as long. However, some people tend to believe that aging is a disease that they ... Read more

See More

Recent Expert Posts
Faith

3 Ways to Define Who You Want To Be

Sometimes the best way to know who you want to be is to notice how you react in the here and now.

Multi-Ethnic Senior Women In Swimming Pool

Make New Friends, Keep Good Friends

Once you have a clear idea of the kinds of friendships you would enjoy, you can decide to create mor

Ask The Experts

Have a dating or relationship question?
Visit Ask YourTango and let our experts and community answer.

Resources
How to find the right pro for you
10 Reasons Mental Health Pros Should Join YourTango Experts

10 Reasons Mental Health Pros Should Join YourTango Experts

YourTango Experts can help your business go from good to great.

10 Steps To Improve Your Coaching Business

Take your coaching business from mediocre to great in no time…

Frequently Asked Questions About YourTango Experts

Thinking of joining? Here's all the facts you need to know to make the most of your membership.

Getting Your Guy To Join You In A Therapy Or Coaching Session

So how can your get your strong, self-reliant, superman to talk to an Expert with you?

Therapist/Counselors: Who We Are & What We Do

What exactly does a therapist/counselor do and can they really help?

See more resources>
HOT STUFF!
FROM OUR PARTNERS