If losing weight was one of your New Year's resolutions, rest assured, you're not alone.  It is one of the more popular resolutions nationwide, but many people lack a plan to stay focused.  A specialist in the field says chosing an eating plan needs to include balance among the food groups.

Erin Paris, registered dietitian at SIU School of Medicine, says your diet should not be so rigid that it cannot be followed.  She also recommends adding exercise to your weight loss plan and gives results of an recent exercise study.

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Paris says if individuals have a significant amount of weight to lose or have been unsuccessful in the past, they may need to see a primary care physician or registered dietitian to help them achieve their goals.

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