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January heralds the beginning of a New Year and for many, a resolution to practice a healthier lifestyle. According to the 13th annual State of Obesity report, Louisiana now has the highest rate of adult obesity in the country. So, what is the best approach to shedding pounds in a state where cuisine is part of its culture? Which diet is the most effective for losing weight? And what role does exercise play in the health equation? Louisiana Public Square searches for answers on “Healthy New Year!” Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, January 24)

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* 1. Do you consider yourself to be overweight, underweight, or about the right weight?       

* 2. During the past 12 months, have you tried to lose weight?

* 3. Which of the following diets are you currently using or have used in the past? (Choose all that apply)

* 4. In terms of weight loss surgery such as gastric bypass, which of the following applies?

* 5. In a typical day, how many servings of carbohydrates do you have?

* 6. In a typical day, how many servings of protein do you have?

* 7. In a typical day, how many servings of vegetables do you have?

* 8. In a typical day, how many servings of fruits do you have?

* 9. How many servings of fish or shellfish did you consume per week?

* 10. With each meal, I usually drink:

* 11. About how many days per week do you engage in moderate or vigorous activity (such as brisk walking, jogging, biking, aerobics, or yard work) in addition to your normal daily routine?

* 12. Using the chart below, what category do you fall under based on your height and weight?
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