How to Develop (and Maintain) Healthy Eating Habits

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In our previous column, we discussed the importance of the need to make basic behavioral changes in order to achieve long-term success. Today, let’s learn a few tips to help us achieve that.

As a personal trainer who specializes in weight loss, I can tell you from extensive first-hand experience that that the most successful “losers” are the ones who can incorporate the behavioral changes we previously mentioned into their lives. No, not everyone will be a successful weight controller, but even partial success is vital to your health. No, not everyone will become an avid exerciser, but incorporating some exercise and activity into your life can and absolutely will only change your health for the better. Certainly, if you make the effort and incorporate some permanent lifestyle changes, your chances for success are increased many times over. And “success” in this case means a better quality of life, longer life, better health and better well-being each day of your life.

Alan Freishtat is an A.C.E. certified personal trainer and a lifestyle fitness coach with over 16 years of professional experience. He is the co-director of the Jerusalem-based weight loss and stress reduction center Lose It!  He can be reached at 02-651-8502 or 050-555-7175, or by email at

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.