Diet Trends and the Lifestyle Changes That Actually Work

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi is a fitness and health advocate who is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating nutrition, exercise, and mindset habits for busy women!

“The optimal weight loss program is one the person will enjoy and stick with.” —Dr. Mimi Secor

Talking Points from Dr. Mimi Secor
Diets and Lifestyle Changes That Work:

Diet Trends

Intermittent fasting has gained attention in the last year or so. We still hear about the Keto diet (I buy some cereal that touts its keto-friendliness). And we’ve seen some references to a carnivore diet.

There are a plethora of diet plans that are effective for short-term weight loss. Unfortunately, when people reach their goal and stop the program, most regain the weight they’ve lost and then some. 

The ideal program teaches people how to get healthy, stay healthy, and optimize their health over time. There are very few commercial programs that actually do this. 

One specific program that focuses on life-long health and health optimization over time is the Optavia program. This program is comprehensive, involving one on one weekly coaching, a robust educational program, community support, and a special nutritional plan. The nutritional program is easy, affordable, tasty (with many options), and if followed consistently, provides predictable weight loss.  

Losing Weight and Eating Healthier

The basics of losing weight and getting healthy include the following:

    • Avoid junk food
    • Increase protein
    • Record food using an App like “MyFitnessPal”
      (for increased awareness of calories and macros)
    • Increase water intake (eight (8) oz glasses a day, and increase activity (all movement counts)
    • Get adequate sleep
    • Reduce stress
    • Create a support system for yourself

Consider working with a health coach, trainer, or nutritionist to improve your eating habits. You can find a health coach by contacting or asking around your community for a health coach. 

It’s critically important to start small by making changes. Consider starting to drink more water or recording your food. Or maybe start going to bed 15 minutes earlier or walk around the block daily. 

Don’t try to change everything at once. You will just get overwhelmed and are more likely to throw in the towel until next year. 

Read more on this topic in the recent USA Today article in which
Dr. Secor was quoted:

Don’t call it a diet. Take some simple steps to eat healthier and lose weight


Interview: Dr. Mimi Secor

Dr. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a Nurse Practitioner, Educator, and Health & Fitness Advocate specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years. She is a sought-after national speaker and consultant who has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets and is still actively educating advanced practice clinicians and consumers worldwide. She is the author of the #1 International bestselling book, Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life at Any Age, and the newest title: Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating nutrition, exercise, and mindset habits for busy women! is now available.


Jo Allison
PR Managing Editor
Success In Media, Inc.

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