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Health Tip: Frame of Mind Key to Losing Weight

Plan ahead for meals

(HealthDay News) -- Losing weight is a challenge, but approaching it with the right frame of mind can help you succeed.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests how to prepare for losing weight:

  • Focus on taking in enough food and drink to meet -- not exceed -- your body's caloric needs.
  • Take time to plan meals and snacks to help you make better choices.
  • Keep a record of your food intake and calories to help you stay on track.
  • Focus on getting more exercise.
  • Restrict calories you consume from added fats and sugars.
  • Stick to small portion sizes, particularly for high-calorie foods.
  • Eat at home more often; when you do eat out, make healthier choices.