Too many people get tired each day on some fad diet that promotes itself as weight loss that works the moment you start it, just as miracle. Well, the reality is that there are no miracles when it comes to weight loss. Everyone is different and but one thing is for sure and that is you have to make lifestyle changes if you want weight-loss that works.
First of all, you have to make the commitment to losing weight. You also need to accept the fact that true long-lasting weight loss does not happen overnight. These fad diets make promises such as losing 100 pounds in 10 days which is near impossible. You can realistically expect to lose several pounds each week. Sure, you might lose 10 pounds really fast but after that your body will naturally resist giving up the stored fat. This is where your commitment keeps you focused on your goal. You’ll have to make adjustments to eating habits and exercise routines throughout your weight loss period as there is no magic formula for this.
When you slip, get back on track. This will happen to everyone. Usually it happens at a party or other special event when they serve food that is not on your diet. It happens also when you are a guest at someone else home and they serve you their favorite specialty (and fattening meal). There is no need to be rude or put on a big show about how you are trying to lose weight. If you cannot politely turn down what has been served to you, eat it and start again tomorrow. Keep in mind that if you have been maintaining your weight loss program consistently that one instance of eating fattening food is not going to make that much difference.
Make it a lifestyle choice to maintain proper eating habits. When you get up in the morning, make sure you have a good breakfast to start your day. Carry with you nuts and vegetable sticks so that you can have snacks between meals and that will keep you from overeating when you finally sit down to one. Don’t watch television while you dine because this prevents you from focusing on how much you are eating. Slow down while you eat so that your body can properly signal you when you are full. If you feel hungry after a snack, try drinking a glass of water because oftentimes thirst can be mistaken for hunger.
You have to make activity part of your lifestyle for weight loss that works. Lifestyle choices in your diet will probably only maintain your current weight. You might lose a few pounds but that’s about it. You have to be active through exercising in order to burn calories and start depleting fat reserves. This doesn’t mean that you have to join an expensive gym. If you have lot of weight to lose, you might first want to get advice from your doctor about the best way to begin exercising safely. The simplest way to start being active is to just go for a brisk walk every day. Then, take the stairs instead of the elevator or platform lifts , and get up from your desk occasionally and walk around.