Most one-size-fits-all weight loss programs are unrealistic and rarely result in sustained weight loss and maintenance, and can even actually be detrimental to your health. True weight loss success comes from slowly incorporating sustainable changes into your daily routine. We’ve compiled some tips to help you get started today:
As simple as it is, most people can’t seem to get enough. Drinking plain old water will help keep your full and is a vital part of any conditioning program, as it keeps your body happy and aids in every aspect of your body’s functions. Although it is possible to drink too much water, as long as you don’t drink more than a gallon per day you should be fine.
Eat Whole Foods
Instead of heading towards the pantry for a snack, try to open the fridge more often. Whole, unprocessed foods, like fruits, veggies and whole grain products, are considered low-density foods and should make up about 80 percent of your diet. High-density foods, like butter and candy, provide a sweet taste but not much sustenance. Eating mostly low-density foods is a really easy way to keep your weight in check without feeling like you’re starving yourself.
Don’t expect too much too soon. It’s taken you a long time to build up the habits you have now, it will take time to change them. Nancy Mazarin is a registered dietitian and certified nutritional specialist who can work with you to develop a personalized plan with specific foods and better choice patterns. You will be given the tools to promote positive changes! Why not start today?