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How can I stay focused on my healthy nutrition goals?

Heather R. Mangieri
Nutrition & Dietetics
The most important step is to make sure that the goals are realistic and manageable in the short term. Basically, that means you are setting small goals that can be accomplished within a week or two. Setting 1 small goal each week and rewarding yourself when you accomplish it sets you up for success rather than failure. For example, if you or the family typically eats in front of the TV, the goal will be that you will all eat at the dinner table (with the TV off) 4 out of 7 days of the week. Once you have that mastered and it is part of the normal routine, increased the goal to 7 days a week. Small changes make a huge difference.

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