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Reset For the New Year



We aren’t big fans of the new year's resolution mindset as people tend to set ambitious short-term goals and burn out quickly. Making small changes and staying consistent over time is what leads to big changes. However, the new year is an excellent opportunity to reset mentally and reevaluate if you have the right tools in place to be successful. Here are a few things to consider resetting this year.

Reset Your Goals

What is your goal? Set an overall goal as well as smaller goals that will help you achieve your overall goal. For example, if your goal is to get off certain medications or lose a certain amount of weight, perhaps getting in 5,000 steps 6 days a week will help you support your overall goal. You can’t achieve a goal if you haven’t set one first, right?

Reset Your Habits

Your habits will make or break your success! Consider your habits for exercise, water intake, protein intake, and sleep. Are there any habits that you need to break?

Exercise: Get 30-45 of physical activity in 3-5 days per week

Water: Drink at least 64 ounces of water per day

Protein: Consume 60-80 grams of protein per day

Sleep: Set a goal of getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night

Reset Your Kitchen

The new year is a great time to clean out your kitchen. Your kitchen is the key to success! Toss the processed junk and replace it with staples that will keep you on track and feeling good.

Refrigerator:

  • Vegetables

  • Fruit

  • Low-carb milk

  • Low-carb yogurt

  • Eggs

  • Cottage cheese

  • Low-fat cheese

  • Tofu

Freezer:

  • Fish

  • Chicken

  • Turkey burgers

Pantry:

  • Canned tuna

  • Protein powder

  • Ideal protein products

Reset The Tools in Your Toolbox

If there is an area you are struggling in there may be a tool that can help support you. Here are a few simple tools that are very effective:

Activity tracker: An activity tracker is an excellent tool to help you set a goal and keep yourself accountable. 10,000 steps per day is the goal.

Food scale: Even if you’ve used a food scale in the past, it’s a good tool to revisit regularly. Resetting your portion sizes can help you get back on track.

Food journal: It can be easy to lose track of what you’ve eaten throughout the day; especially if you are on the go. Keeping a record of what you are eating and how much can help you better understand your eating habits and pinpoint what you need to change. You can keep track in a paper journal, or through an app on your phone.

Reset Your Strategy

Is what you are doing working? If not, it’s time for a reset. We are here to help you find the strategy that works for you. Our Medical Weight Loss Program is supervised by Dr. Houston and includes a team of nurse practitioners and registered dieticians.

An excellent place to start is with coaching. Our coaching program provides the education and accountability you need to develop healthy habits.

In addition, we offer the gastric balloon, the most effective weight loss medications on the market, and the Ideal Protein program.

Nashville Weight Loss Solutions also offers the 3 main types of bariatric surgeries available today. We offer the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and the duodenal switch.

 

Whether you want to lose 20 pounds or 200 lbs., Nashville Weight Loss Solutions offers comprehensive support and tools to help you meet your goals. Visit our website to learn more about what we offer and to book a consultation.

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