How are you doing, “resolutionaries?” 19 tips to get you back on track!

How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?! Here is a reminder of tips to keep you on the wagon:

Tip #1: Review your week’s schedule

Tip #2: Take a multivitamin every day

Tip #3: Record everything you eat for a week – cellphone camera makes it easy

Tip #4: Be active at work – standing desk; walking meetings; take the stairs

Tip #5: Measure and record

Tip #6: Eat breakfast everyday

Tip #7: Join a program if you can

Tip #8: Triple vegetable intake, but beware the salad bar

Tip #9: Use spices and herbs, not fat/sugar/salt to add taste

Tip #10: Even 30 min/wk of leisure time exercise reduces heart attack risk

Tip #11: Wear a belt

Tip #12: Drink water, not soda. Eat fruit but don’t drink juice

Tip #13: Cook in advance; travel with food

Tip #14: Find non-food stress relief/release. Music works for me

Tip #15: Explain your goals to people; don’t be ashamed

Tip #16: Eat before grocery shopping; shop with a list; shop the store periphery

Tip #17: See your doctor – the reasons will surprise you

Tip #18 – Keep a gratitude list

Tip #19: Get more sleep!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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