Spare Tire Week Five: Healthy Eating Patterns

Set yourself up for continued success by developing a healthy diet that works for you. Most fad diets may only work for a short time; many people who attempt them end up gaining back the weight they lost. By adopting a life-long healthy diet, you can achieve a healthy weight and keep it. The US Department of Health publishes guidelines based on the most recent data to help everyone achieve this goal. Read it on health.gov here: How to Build a Healthy Eating Pattern (PDF).

Looking for a recipe to get started on your healthy eating pattern? UTIA posted a great modifiable recipe for cooking your healthy veggies. Check it out: Steam/Sautéed Vegetables (PDF).


Weigh in weekly
Remember, the Spare Tire Contest is a journey; stay positive and stay on track by submitting your weight online each week. It’s easy! The weigh-in site is open from Tuesday to Friday (except for the final weigh-in) for your convenience and accessible via the Knowledge Center and in the weekly email sent to all participants.


The 2019 Spare Tire Contest runs from April 16 – June 25, 2019. This voluntary weight-loss competition for full-time employees can help you commit to long-term health choices and an active lifestyle. To help motivate the contestants, we’re providing weekly tips for eating healthy and burning more calories. For more details on the contest, see the Spare Tire page here. Even more details are accessible from the Knowledge Center at your work location.

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