Reaching Your Health Goals in 2023


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Haley Edwards

Registered Dietitian

Getting Healthy in the New Year

To reach or stay at a healthy weight, how much you eat is just as important as what you eat. Do you know how much food is enough for you? Do you understand the difference between a portion and a serving?

What is the difference between a portion and a serving?
A portion is how much food you choose to eat at one time. A serving, or serving size, is the amount of food listed on a product’s Nutrition Facts label, or food label.

Different products have different serving sizes. Sizes can be measured in cups, ounces, grams, pieces, slices, or numbers.

How much should I eat?
The serving size on a food label may be more than or less than the amount you should eat. That’s because how many calories you need each day to maintain your weight or lose weight may depend on your age, your current weight and height, your metabolism, whether you are male or female, and how active you are.

How can I keep track of how much I eat?
Checking food labels for calories per serving is one step toward managing your food portions. It’s also important to keep track of what you eat, when you eat, where you eat, why you eat, and how much you eat. A great way to track your food intake along with your physical activity is the free MyPlate app.

Reach Your Goals this Year
The New Year is quickly approaching. A new year, for many, means new goals to strive towards. Set yourself up for success by implementing a plan to help you reach your targets.

Haxtun Health offers the tools to get you to where you want to be in your health journey. The Haxtun Health Specialty Clinic is sponsoring a free community-wide Weight Loss Class beginning on January 24th with 6 installments spanning 7 weeks. Registered Dietitian, Haley Edwards, will be leading the class, eager to share her abundance of knowledge about what healthy eating looks like and how our bodies work to lose weight. She will also address how to set a healthy mindset and how to move our bodies with intention and purpose in order to reach and maintain our personal goals. Edwards will be joined by several other Haxtun Health care team members, offering a well-rounded class that will address every aspect of losing weight the right way and how to keep it off long-term.

All classes will take place in Haxtun at the Community Center, 125 E. Wilson, 5:30pm-6:30pm. Dates are as follows; January 24th, 31st, February 7th, 21st, 28th, March 7th.

Our Weight Loss Class is FREE with limited spots available. If you would be interested in joining in our interactive class, call KrisAnna, Specialty Clinic Director, at 970-774-6123. Follow us on Facebook to continue to receive updates.

Let’s kick off the new year with purpose and action, building momentum together. Investing in your health, one healthy decision at a time.