Sarah Poole/News Controlling portion sizes and adding healthy, nutrient-packed foods to your diet can help you achieve your weight loss goals this year. Pictured is Vanilla Bean Whitefish with Sautéed Bell Peppers, served on a bed of steamed white rice. This dish offers a nice balance of lean protein, vegetables and carbohydrates, similar to Knox Community Hospital dietitian Dina Herald’s recommendations for weight loss portion control.

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Controlling portion sizes and adding healthy, nutrient-packed foods to your diet can help you achieve your weight loss goals this year. Pictured is Vanilla Bean Whitefish with Sautéed Bell Peppers, served on a bed of steamed white rice. This dish offers a nice balance of lean protein, vegetables and carbohydrates, similar to Knox Community Hospital dietitian Dina Herald’s recommendations for weight loss portion control. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — After indulging in rich Thanksgiving foods, Christmas cookies and New Year’s cocktails, putting on a little weight over the holiday season was almost inevitable. Due to this fact, as we embark on our 2018 journey, many people like to make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight before the weather warms and bathing suit season begins.

To help us in our healthy quest, Knox Community Hospital dietitian Dina Herald has graciously offered the News some tips toward losing weight and eating nutritiously. For Herald, the key to losing weight while maintaining a healthy diet is portion control.

“What we always talk about here at the hospital is … portion sizes,” Herald said. “It’s kind of a big thing in terms of weight loss, because most of us have larger portion sizes than are recommended.”

As a means to easily visualize correct portion sizes, Herald often teaches her clients the “plate method.”

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Sarah Poole: 740-397-5333 or spoole@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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