New Year’s has come and gone, and many of us are now to the big decision – do we keep our New Year’s resolutions? If your resolution was to live a healthy lifestyle, don’t give up, because it’s about more than a once-a-year resolution.
Dallas, Frisco and Plano patients of cosmetic surgeon Dr. Alan Greenberg understand that living a healthy lifestyle is important before and after cosmetic surgery. Both can change your outlook on life, and how you feel about yourself.
By making small goals for yourself along the way, you can accomplish the resolution to live a healthy lifestyle in 2014.
To get organized:
- Make a comprehensive plan on how you’re going to live a healthier lifestyle.
- Write down the goals, steps and timing for how you will achieve your new healthy lifestyle.
- Keep a diary of meals, exercise and even the amount of water you drink.
- Remember to start with small steps to build a healthy habit.
As you create your plan for the year, consider small changes, such as:
Decreasing calories in small increments. Have problems keeping track of your daily caloric intake? Try an open-face sandwich! Cut out 100 calories every day by going without that second piece of bread. In a year’s time, 100 fewer calories a day adds up to a 10-pound weight loss.
Cutting back on refined sugar. Cookies, cakes and sodas are loaded with refined sugar (and high fructose syrup). Start small by replacing that cookie with an orange, or try water with sliced fruit instead of a soda. Over time, you may find that you crave the freshness of fruit over that piece of chocolate cake.
Starting with small steps. A healthy lifestyle isn’t complete without exercise. But with today’s busy schedules of meetings, kids’ activities and household errands, it’s difficult to find time to exercise. Start with small steps. Try incorporating a 10-minute walk at least twice a week (three would be even better), whether it’s to your neighborhood park, in the mall or on a treadmill. You’ll find that the break in your day not only helps to manage your weight, but increases your energy throughout the day.
A healthy lifestyle not only keeps you fit – it benefits cosmetic procedures like liposuction, abdominal liposuction and brachioplasty before and after the procedure. To learn more about the before-and-after transformation of cosmetic surgery, contact North Texas Cosmetic Surgery in Frisco to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alan Greenberg.