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VideoLost dog! Two weeks ago our dog went missing. Black lab mix. About 2 years old. He has a scar on his belly and a black tongue. Please call 8305835601
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Healthy Living: How to stick to weight-loss resolutions




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For those searching for a better way to stick to 2012 weight-loss resolutions, the answer may be simple ... tie a string around your finger. The better your memory and other thinking skills, the better your chances of losing weight and keeping it off.

According to a new study led by Dr. John Gunstad, associate professor of psychology at Kent State University, memory and other mental abilities clearly influence the amount of weight people lose.

“The results of our latest study indicate that better performance on tests of memory and executive function is linked to greater weight loss in persons who have weight-loss surgery,” Gunstad said.

“We believe this effect comes from a better ability to stick to the diet and exercise habits that promote weight loss. But, these findings should not be misinterpreted to indicate that cognitive impairment automatically leads to negative outcomes. Instead, it might encourage cognitive screening to help identify those people who might benefit from additional support to help them reach their weight-loss goals.”

In short, if you plan to lose weight and keep the pounds at bay, you need a plan and helpful reminders to stay on track. After talking with your doctor to identify the best weight-loss plan for you, using strategies such as planning your meals well in advance or using alerts on your smartphone might make a big difference.

“Some people appear to have a better ability than others to keep themselves on task,” Gunstad said. “Fortunately, a little planning can help those of us that have a harder time doing so still achieve our weight-loss goals.”

These findings will appear in an upcoming issue of “Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.”
 

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