How to Achieve Long-Term Sustainable Weight Loss
Many people who lose weight find that without careful monitoring the
weight will creep back on. For some people, the weight they gain back
after a weight loss is sometimes more than what they lost. This can
lead to a cycle of weight loss and gain that can continue throughout a
person’s life. The only way to create sustainable weight loss is to
change the way you look at dieting.
For most people, dieting is a way to lose weight. They make temporary
changes in their diet which lead to weight loss. However, after the
weight is lost, they go back to eating the way they did before the
diet. Since this is the way they originally gained the weight usually
the weight will come back. So, in order to achieve long-term weight
loss, you need to change the way you eat permanently.
Cut Your Serving Sizes
Many people don’t realize how much a serving size is. If you use
restaurants as your guide, you may be consuming two to three times what
you’re supposed to. Even cookbooks offer larger than average serving
sizes of food.
In order to determine the correct serving size, you need to look at the
measurements listed on food packages or look up serving sizes for fresh
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
In a world where people are often looking for foods to eat while
on-the-go, many people don’t consider the obvious choices. Fruits and
vegetables are not just great side dishes. They can make excellent
By increasing the number of fruits and vegetables you eat in your daily
diet, you’re increasing the nutrients in your body which can help you
become healthier. In addition, you’re filling up on natural foods
instead of the processed snack foods many people choose when looking
things to eat.
Make Small Changes Over Time
The way many people fail in changing their overall diet is that they
try to do everything at once. They’ll cut out dairy, sugar, wheat, meat
and anything else they think may cause weight gain. After a few days,
they start craving foods and eventually many people give in. This leads
to yet another diet failure.
Instead of making all of these changes at once, why not try eliminating
one type of food every week, or every month depending on how difficult
it is. By making small changes slowly, you give your body and mind time
to adjust to these changes. This will make it easier to make these
Start Exercising More
Exercises can be added in small increments if you haven’t exercised
regularly. The goal is a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise, three times
per week. However, some people find this difficult. So why not start
with 10 minutes. This quick workout can be done in the morning to get
it out of the way. Because the time is so short, you won’t feel
overwhelmed by it.
In time you can either add another 10-minute workout later in the day
or increase your morning workout to 20 minutes. In time, you will find
the workouts getting easier and you will be able to increase your
workout to your goal amount or add more exercises when you’re ready.