Friday, January 3, 2014

Is Losing Weight One of Your New Year's Resolutions? Here are Some Tips to Help You Stick With It This Year.

Happy New Year! It seems that everyone makes New Year’s resolutions, and, possibly because of the cookie-laden holiday season, a lot of those revolve around losing weight. However, a lot of resolutions go by the wayside just a few short weeks into the year. If you’ve made a weight-loss resolution and are serious about sticking to it in 2014, the secret may lie in choosing the right diet for you. St. Louis Public Library has literally hundreds of resources on weight loss and dieting, so chances are, we’ve got the diet you’re looking for. Use the search term “weight loss” in the online catalog, or mosey on over to the non-fiction shelves and peruse the shelves yourself. Dieting books can be found under the Dewey decimal number 613.25.

There are also plenty of useful online resources for those hoping to shed some holiday pounds. Check out the Healthy Weight section of the website for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for tips on maintaining a healthy weight, tips for weight loss and eating out, and articles on diet trends written by food and nutrition experts. There’s also plenty of healthy weight management information at and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The Mayo Clinic also has several resources, including tips on choosing the right diet for you and a guide to determine if you’re really prepared to start a new diet

Hear about a really easy, too-good-to-be-true diet product that you want to try out? Before you dive in, check out this list of things to watch out for in diet ads from the Federal Trade Commission. The American Academy of Family Physicians also has some great general information about fad diets

Finally, you can help your kids get in shape and prevent childhood obesity with tips from St. Louis Children’s Hospital. 

Here's to a happy, healthy 2014!

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