Successful, healthy weight loss
Think lifestyle change, not short-term diet.
Permanent weight loss is not something that a “quick-ﬁx” diet can achieve. Instead, think about weight loss as a permanent lifestyle chang, a commitment to your health for life.
Various popular diets can help jumpstart your weight loss, but permanent changes in your lifestyle and food choices are what will work in the long run.
Aim to lose one to two pounds a week to ensure healthy weight loss. Losing weight too fast can take a toll on your mind and body, making you feel sluggish, drained, and sick. When you drop a lot of weight quickly, you’re actually losing mostly water and muscle, rather than fat.
Set goals to keep you motivated.
Short-term goals, like wanting to ﬁt into a bikini for the summer, usually don’t work as well as wanting to feel more conﬁdent or become healthier for your children’s sakes.
When frustration and temptation strike, concentrate on the many beneﬁts you will reap from being healthier and leaner.
Use tools that help you track your progress.
Keep a food journal and weigh yourself regularly, keeping track of each pound and inch you lose.
By keeping track of your weight loss efforts, you’ll see the results in black and white, which will help you stay motivated.
Keep in mind it may take some experimenting to ﬁnd the right diet for your individual body. It’s important that you feel satisﬁed so that you can stick with it on a long-term basis.
If one diet plan doesn’t work, then try another one.
There are many ways to lose weight. The key is to ﬁnd what works for you.