Tips for successful, sustainable Weight Loss
Weight loss can be difficult, but the following tips can help you to achieve a healthier weight that you can maintain over time.
1. Make a plan and set realistic goals
Creating a structured plan is a great way to set yourself up for weight-loss success. Think about how much you want to lose in a certain amount of time, and create an achievable plan that will help you reach your goals.
2. Track your progress
Whether you use a journal or record your progress through pictures or measurements, tracking can help you to stay on track and motivate yourself to reach your goals.
3. No fad diets
Fad diets don’t usually work and can be harmful to your health. Instead, strive for a balanced diet that consists of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats.
4. Move often
Exercise is essential to successful weight loss. Find an exercise routine that you enjoy and make sure to move your body several times a week.
5. Drink lots of water
Stay hydrated and avoid sugary drinks, caffeine and alcohol to support your healthy weight-loss journey.
6. Get support
It can be hard to stay motivated and on track. Surround yourself with a support system of friends and family or join an online or in-person health and wellness community.
7. Be mindful of your eating habits
Be mindful of how, when, and why you’re eating. Take the time to recognize your cues and how you’re feeling to help you identify if you’re actually hungry or if it’s a different feeling, such as anxiety or boredom.
8. Give yourself grace
Don’t be too hard on yourself if you slip up. Everyone makes mistakes, and it’s important to give yourself grace, instead of beating yourself up.