Some people like to use “milestone” dates to turn over a new leaf. Well, today is November 1, the start of a new month, so why not make one change for yourself today? Here are some examples of small changes that you can do right now to take a step towards a healthier you:

  • Today at lunch, choose whole wheat bread for your sandwich
  • Opt for water instead of soda
  • Tonight at dinner, choose whole wheat pasta (or mix whole wheat with regular 50/50)
  • Buy brown rice instead of white when you stop at the grocery store
  • Tonight at dinner, choose a baked potato instead of French fries
  • Eat a piece of fruit before (or instead of) your usual afternoon snack
  • Pick up fat free cottage cheese instead of 2%
  • Make your next omelette or scrambled eggs with egg whites only (or just one yolk)
  • Take a multivitamin


  • Park in the farthest parking spot from the door
  • Take your dog for a walk
  • Do bicep curls using soup cans for weights
  • Sit on a yoga ball white at your computer instead of a chair
  • Walk to pick up your kids from school
  • Get up from your desk at least once an hour to move around and stretch
  • Download a tai-chi video and do it after dinner tonight
  • And remember, any day can be a new beginning if you choose it!

If you would like more information about how Anchorage Bariatrics can help you with a customized weight loss solution, or would like to attend a free informational seminar please call us at 907-644-THIN.

Music to Move You

Walking is better when you have some good tunes to listen to – they not only boost your mood but will also boost your pace! Simply Google “walking playlist” or download a few of these pop favorites to get your feet in gear. Their beat is perfect for taking a walk!

  • “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” – KT Tunstall
  • “Break Your Heart” – Taio Cruz
  • “Say Hey (I Love You)” – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • “Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson
  • “Don’t Stop Believin'” – Journey

Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprouts: Here’s another healthful cruciferous veggie, but with something extra. That pungent aroma comes from sulfur compounds called glucosinolates. They may lower the risks of prostate, lung, stomach, and breast cancers. Roasted or sauteed, brussel sprouts are a nice side dish. Their heartiness makes them perfect for fall or winter recipes.