Losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions for many Americans who might have indulged in too much holiday food. The beginning of a new year is the time many people decide to take off weight, including the extra pounds they may have gained during the holidays.

Sara Lopinski, registered dietitian at SIU School of Medicine, offers advice for shedding those extra pounds.

Lopinski comments

Lopinski says the eating plan you choose needs to be balanced in terms of food groups. If you omit certain food groups such as carbohydrates, you can become deficient in some important nutrients necessary for a healthy diet.  Members of the Z-1570 staff will launch a weight loss program today, with the start of the annual Meltdown this afternoon during Matinee Madness.