There’s a million and one weight loss sites, fad diets and scams on the internet that make promises. But, how does one learn what works and what doesn’t? I learned strategies along the way without them. What works is thinking for yourself, experimentation and your own research.
‘When you begin losing weight, the best way is the permanent way. This entails a complete lifestyle change’ ~ your author
First, are you committed to losing weight? One must make the decision. Sometimes, it’s hard to finally decide, but that’s what’s needed to succeed.
Second, we all have to know our reasons for doing so. For me, I didn’t like my fat belly hanging over my belt and having that ‘plumber’s crack’. Feeling better and improving our health is another essential reason. We all want to live longer, right?
‘The most important component of an effective weight-management program must be the prevention of unwanted weight gain from excess body fat [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK221839/]’.
Third, when a promise sounds too good to be true like losing ten pounds each week, think again. Slow but sure is best. Slower weight loss is not only healthier weight loss, it’s bound to be permanent weight loss.
Therefore, take it slow and have patience, because you will likely have ups and downs like I did with bad food temptation haunting you. Make new friends with people who will support your new way of eating.
‘It took me a year to lose 50 pounds. I had setbacks. You may lose more or less. But, be easy on yourself and don’t listen to all the hype on TV’ ~ your author
Fourth, we already know the basics of what healthy food is. So, we need to start doing it. Start with more salads. Eat more fruit. Eat real food, and avoid eating out so much. Be your own chef and make all your food from scratch.
Severely limit processed and refined foods. For example, cut out all oils, eat whole grains like rice, limit meat and dairy. Best bet, become a vegetarian and eat plant based whole food. This in itself, was key to my own permanent weight loss.
Fifth, become more physically active around the house. Devise a daily work out routine. Get out into the sun each day and drink filtered water.
Lastly, be easy on yourself. If you slip off the diet, jump right back on. Keep trying. What you are doing is changing your lifestyle habits and eating patterns. Permanent change for the better takes time, but as you will soon discover, it’s well worth the effort it takes.
Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK221839/
Access Day 10
Access Month september
Access Year 2019
Article Title Weight-Loss and Maintenance Strategies – ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.