Singing River shares tips on nutritious New Year resolutions

The beginning of a new year sparks the talk of New Year’s resolutions.

Many resolutions include eating healthier and losing weight, but it’s important to evaluate those goals and make sure they are realistic and obtainable.

Laurin Lambert, a registered dietitian at Singing River Health System, helps people reach their goals every day.

A few things she recommends to her patients include paying attention to portion size, making it a priority to eat breakfast in the morning, and drinking 64 ounces of water a day.

Lambert helps her patients create goals, but she also encourages them to take one step at a time and to not be so hard on themselves. “It’s really hard to change your habits, especially when it comes to eating and adding exercise. It takes about 3 weeks to form a new habit, so focus on one thing. So, I would say focus on eating cleaner or focus on adding the exercise, and then slowly over time you can always add more goals.”

If you are interested in seeing a registered dietitian, ask your doctor for a referral and bring it to your desired location.

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