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Tips for Weight Loss Sucess

Toni Ann DiSantis

Tips for Success

Whether you joined the Employee Weight Loss Challenge or just looking for help staying healthy, incorporate these simple tips to help you stay successful in your weight loss journey.

Losing weight is not about starving yourself; it’s about eating what you want with certain modifications. Let go of the word diet and build a lifestyle that fits you. The key to success is finding what works for you.


  • If having cereal for breakfast, choose those with fewer than 5 grams of sugar and at least 5 grams of fiber per serving.



  • Keep precut vegetables such as cucumbers, bell peppers, celery, broccoli, and cauliflower in your fridge for easy snacking at home or work.



  • Choose lean cuts of meat, such as pork tenderloin and beef round, chuck, sirloin, or tenderloin.
  • Ask for white meat when buying ground chicken or turkey.
  • Try meals with vegetarian proteins including beans, nuts, seeds, tofu, and edamame.


Healthy Fats:

  • Choose olive oil, canola oil, flaxseed oil, or walnut oil for salads, cooking, and baking. Olive oil is not a source of empty calories—it’s good for you. It may be high in calories, but in moderation, it is a heart- healthy option.
  • When adding fat to a sandwich, use reduced-fat mayonnaise or a little mashed avocado.


Meal Makeover:

  • Make pizza healthier by using whole wheat dough, then add low-fat mozzarella cheese. Top with heaps of nutrient-rich vegetables and a lean protein such as chicken or shrimp.


Sugary Drinks:

  • Choose whole fruit rather than fruit juices. Fruit juice contains less fiber, so it’s not as filling as whole fruit. When you do choose juice, remember that a serving size is 4 ounces (1⁄2 cup).
  • Soda, whether it’s sugared or diet, is terrible for your body. Instead, try sparkling water, green tea, or iced tea.


Treat Yourself:

  • Don’t skip every indulgence. Instead, allow a few of your favorites and focus on avoiding those temptations that just aren’t worth the calories.