Focus on the positives. One of the fastest ways to jump-start weight loss is to focus on what you can eat instead of what you can’t. Investing all of your energy to stop yourself from eating higher-calorie foods (think: dessert) can leave you feeling drained and deprived. Instead, focus on drinking at least two quarts of cold water and eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. This naturally leaves less room for higher-calorie foods, and every time you are successful, it will leave you with a positive feeling of accomplishment.
– Cindy Heroux, RDN, author of “The Manual That Should Have Come With Your Body”
Instead of creating unrealistic goals this year, jump-start your weight loss with these tried-and-true tips from the nutrition experts.