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How to win the weight game

The majority of adults struggle every day to make the food and activity choices that will help them win the weight game. . .
Just like learning to play any other game, the weight game requires practice, patience, and perhaps some new skills.

The most important point to remember is to keep trying new things until you find what works for you. Don't give up your effort to control weight just because you're not perfect! When you find a calorie cutting or exercise behavior that fits your lifestyle, try to continue practicing that behavior until it becomes second nature.

Then you are ready to add another challenge to the game by trying an additional new approach. Many people find improved long-term success at weight management by changing exercise behaviors first and waiting to tackle eating behaviors until after they are more active.

When changing eating behaviors, remember the simple answer to the question "What should I eat for better health?". The answer of course is "LESS"! For more information, contact the Adair County Cooperative Extension Service.

Kelli BoniferCounty Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences Adair County, Cooperative Extension Service, P. O. Box 309, Columbia, KY 42728
PHONE: (270) 384-2317, Email: kbonifer@uky.edu

Healthy Lifestyle advice is sponsored by Westlake Regional Hospital, an acute-care, JCAHO-accredited hospital serving Adair County since 1980. For more information, phone 270-384-4753 or visit the Westlake website by clicking on the IOP logo in the top right corner of this web site, or going to http://www.westlake-healthcare.org.


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