CLEVELAND — Many people resolve to eat healthier or start that new workout routine in the New Year. But most resolutions are long forgotten within a month.
If you’re determined to make 2023 your healthiest yet, in today’s Mom Squad, we talk to Cleveland Clinic Dietician Kristin Kirkpatrick. She shares the exact same advice she gives to her patients who want to start on a new track.
She says start with a small weekly goal, not a large one like wanting to lose 15 to 20 lbs., for example.
“I also have really been talking a lot more with my patients to encourage them to make our goals more oriented to our metabolic profile, So, it's very natural to, I always joke that every woman, at least everyone I know, and I'm guilty of this as well, has a pair of jeans stuck in the back of the closet that don't fit, but you're always like, ‘One day I'm going to get into those jeans.' Right?" Kirkpatrick said.
Kirkpatrick says those jeans or pants are a better indicator of your health and progress than a scale.
“Because it's going to look at your belly fat. So really kind of changing the semantics and saying, 'Okay my goal is not to lose 15 pounds, but my goal is to get my LDL (low-density lipoproteins) and my cholesterol to come down,' and what does it take to make that happen?”
Kirkpatrick also talks about how your metabolism doesn't change in your 30's and 40's. New studies show it's actually more like in your 60's.
To see the entire conversation, all you have to do is go to our WKYC-Plus channel which you can find on ROKU and Fire TV. You can also see the episode on your WKYC YouTube channel.
Editor's Note: You can watch the entire episode below.
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