By now, you may be riding the fad weight loss plan merry-go-round for quite some time and are ready to jump off. You have followed one regimented diet after another (the Zone, the Cabbage Soup diet, or the Atkins diet), eaten prepackaged or powdered foods, or MREs (meals rejected by Ethiopians), counted calories, given up flavour in favour of low fat, gone to the support groups. And you may have even lost some weight – only to see the pounds reappear after you went off the program. Every year, 100 million Americans go on a diet, and up to 95% of them gain back any weight they lose within five years.
Such a weight loss plan can be a quick way to get started, but recognise it’s not long-term. Remember, anything you can do in a few days, you can undo in less.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends adopting healthy eating habits rather than impatiently pursuing a crash diet or quick weight loss plan in hopes of losing unwanted pounds in a few weeks. Weight loss occurs from expending more calories than you consume. Therefore, the only rational way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories than you spend in daily activities, and this process takes time.
Change Your Lifestyle:
Losing weight may seem a distant dream, too good to be true. But a combination of a sensible diet and moderate daily exercise can help you fulfill this dream. As a weight loss plan, exercise alone is not as potent, but it can prove lethal for obesity when combined with proper dieting. Exercise combined with dieting leads to more weight loss than any other weight loss plan. It does not imply that exercise alone is worthless. Physical fitness is undoubtedly good for you and is more effective in reshaping your body than for shedding flab.
Exercise helps build muscles, and muscles burn more calories for fuel. Exercise helps burn off excess calories, and starting a regular exercise program is critical for any weight loss plan. For that reason, those involved in manual labor are rarely obese.
In most cases, obesity is the result of a sedentary lifestyle. Lack of adequate physical activity primarily contributes to causing obesity. While it is true that exercise stimulates the digestive system and makes the individual hungrier, one can easily satiate this increased hunger by consuming large quantities of low-calorie foods. However, physical activity does not have to be excessive or overly strenuous to be effective.
Healthy eating is the best way to reach and maintain healthy body weight. A balanced, whole foods diet – containing a variety of vegetables, fruits and grains, raw seeds and nuts, beans, fermented milk products, fish, and poultry is the best-prescribed weight loss plan for reaching your ideal body weight. A good weight loss plan must be based on a well-rounded diet, as a deficiency in one or more nutrients may interfere with your weight loss goals.
Establish a pragmatic, healthy weight loss plan for yourself and be clear about why you are undertaking this process again and what you are willing to do to achieve success.
Instead of a one-size-fits-all diet, you need to understand that everyone requires a unique weight loss plan to shed weight and regain health. You know yourself well what does and does not work for you. Give yourself the tools, knowledge, and support to reach your goal. Ultimately, you are the one who must decide if losing weight and making other lifestyle changes will improve your health.
Best diet plant to lose weight
- No soda
- Drink 8 glasses of water
- No artificial sweeteners
- No “diet anything.”
- No sugar
- No alcohol
- No dairy
- No packaged food
- No eating out
- No red meat
- Eat greens every day
- Eat protein every meal
Eight common mistakes people make to lose weight
- Skip breakfast
Most people trying to lose weight believe simply eating less and skipping meals helps shed that fat. And breakfast is a real easy meal to forget. It is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when on a weight loss diet. If you leave the house in the morning on an empty stomach, you’re much more tempted to eat more at morning tea and lunchtimes. And, calories you eat at breakfast time are easily burnt throughout the day.
- I would eat one day and not the next
I would eat about 2000+ calories one day, feel guilty, and end up eating about 700 calories the following day. If you “starve” yourself throughout the day, you’re much more likely to eat more in the evenings, which will not help you lose weight. You should consume most of your calories in the morning.
- Diet food
When I went shopping, I always looked for the foods marked diet, low-fat, healthy, etc. It is an excellent practice to get into, but I bought these foods for the wrong reason. I bought these foods because, in my mind, it meant I could more. I would disregard portion size. If you eat diet foods in large portions, you’re not doing yourself any favours.
- Would always be fat
It is a mindset that you must break if you want to lose some serious weight. Sometimes it feels like you’re doing the right things and not making any progress, and this is natural. It would help if you focused on being happy and healthy and achieving your goals. Try not to get caught up in “the big picture.”
- Eating salads as main meals
Eating salad is a good way of keeping your calorie intake down. Yes, a salad meal has much fewer calories than a pizza but does it have the satisfaction? When you eat, your mind needs to get some satisfaction from what you have just eaten. I found that when I ate salads for meals, a few hours later, I was back in the cupboard looking for more food. I learned that I was better off eating a balanced meal with slightly more calories than simply eating a salad and snacking afterward.
- Start a new diet on Mondays
When I found a new diet that I decided to try, I always started it on a Monday. It means I would eat all weekend like I would never eat again. Doing this, I set myself up for failure.
- Embarrassed to go to the gym
Taking the plunge and joining a gym was one of the hardest things I ever did. I was always worried that people in the gym would be staring at me and talking about me. I thought I was too fat to join. My advice is to join a gym! You’ll be glad you did.
What does it feel like to lose weight?
- You feel very light, flexible, and filled with enormous energy if one lost weight naturally.
- You will become the center of attraction when you meet your known people.
- Your attitude will change.
- People will start following you.
- Your skin will not loosen if you lost weight naturally.
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