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Local Nutriton Expert Encourages Well-Planned New Year's Resolutions

The New Year is a great time for setting goals when it comes to eating better.

Most New Year's resolutions tend to fall by the wayside after a couple months into the year. U of I Extension Nutrition Educator Caitlin Huth explains most of these goals tend to be too difficult for the average person. An acronym called SMART can also help those wanting to lose weight according to Huth. She adds simpler, specific goals will be easier to achieve for those wanting to be healthier.

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Most goals should have a solid definition and the ability to be reached. Huth notes goals are easy to neglect when they become difficult to follow. Keeping resolutions realistic is an easy way to follow through with want you want to achieve.

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Weight loss goals need to be healthy and realistic according to Huth. Time-based goals are also essential to productive results. Measuring by time allows one to evaluate how a particular process worked for you. Huth says making changes to one's original plans is nothing to be ashamed of.

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Huth stresses having a plan is essential to getting healthier. She says having something to strive for will keep you going through the process.

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