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Has weight loss been something that’s proven to be a never-ending challenge for you? If so, did you dare make a New Year’s resolution to take some weight off this year, or will this be another year of broken promises and unwanted results? In order to drop those pounds and feel better about yourself, reaching out to experts in the weight loss field can go a long way in helping you shed those pounds and keep them off indefinitely.

So, are you ready to get the assistance you need? If so, find an expert in your area or even through online searches, someone who will be one of your biggest helpers in saying goodbye to unwanted weight. When it comes to the greater Los Angeles area, one expert who can provide a world of advice is Karen Cohen at Learn 2 Eat Right.

Karen Cohen
Learn 2 Eat Right
1844 Kelton Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90025

Karen Cohen is a Certified Nutritionist and Certified Therapeutic Lifestyle Educator. Being overweight most of her life, Cohen understands how hard it is to lose weight and change eating habits. She first became interested in nutrition to better care for her own well-being. Cohen’s devotion to her good health led to her become an authority in nutrition. As a result, she is now educating individuals on healthy eating and its impact on disease prevention.

Do New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions Work?
A New Year’s resolution to lose weight is really a promise to yourself to start a new page in your life. However, it doesn’t last very long. People get unmotivated, and life does not always run as planned. It is very easy to fall into old habits and behaviors. Losing weight and getting healthy has to be a personal commitment.

How Can Super Busy People Fit Exercise Into Their Routines?
Exercise needs to be planned. Enter it on your calendar just like an appointment. Work you schedule around that appointment. It is just as important as any business/personal event you could have during the day or evening. A good plan would be to have your workout clothes and tennis shoes visible for you to take action. Tell yourself, “no excuses.”

Are There Good Foods High In Proteins And Low In Calories To Target?
Portions play a big part in keeping calories low. Excellent protein sources are lamb, lean beef, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, tofu, tempeh, soy or veggie burger, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese quinoa, seitan, beans and hemp seeds.

Does Having A Partner For Weight Loss Programs Help?
I believe it is better to have someone that will support and encourage you to stay on track. That is why support groups and individual counseling work. Most people need that accountability. Having someone to talk with is extremely helpful. It is good to surround yourself with like-minded people.

Should You Inform Your Doctor About Your Weight Loss Goals And What Are Attainable Goals Over 52 Weeks?
When you visit your doctor, you should have a discussion about your weight loss goals. They should tie into your health goals as well. Disease prevention is important, and your lifestyle is key to your overall health. A healthy weight loss goal is one to two pounds a week. If you think about it in terms of weeks, there is 52 weeks in a year and if you lose one to two pounds a week, your weight loss goal should seem very attainable. Quick weight loss is not healthy, and it will come back quickly. Your goal should be to decrease body fat and increase your lean muscle through balanced eating and physical exercise. This will improve your metabolism and overall health. Take it one day at a time.

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