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Fit fact: Tips to stick to a diet

Ways to keep those New Year resolutions include:

• "You're more likely to stick to a diet that includes nuts, so you're more likely to lose weight as well," WebMD reported. "Grab a handful—don't let the fat content put you off. The fats in nuts are healthy and help satisfy hunger, making you less likely to overeat."

• Other WebMD tips are to make soup a main meal, which is a good way to warm up for winter as well as limit calories. Broth-based soups can satisfy hunger longer than heavier foods. And it may just help when the cold air is seeping in at the edges of the house or a head cold is going from cubicle to cubicle inside the office, "scientists have proven what grandmas knew all along: Chicken soup is a feel-good food when you're down with a cold. The steamy, salty broth opens stuffy sinuses and thins mucus so it drains. It warms and soothes sore throats and quiets coughs. The chicken, onions, garlic, and other stuff in it can help fight inflammation."

• "Don't skip meals if you're trying to lose weight. You'll feel hungrier later and be more apt to raid the fridge or nibble on junk—running your day's calorie total potentially higher than from a meal. Missing a meal can also leave you less energized, making it less likely that you'll exercise, an important thing if you're trying to lose weight. Having small, nutritious meals and snacks between meals has been shown to help people lose more."