Weight loss is hard. After working so diligently to lose the pounds on a restrictive diet, the large majority of people gain it right back and often re-gaining more than they lost. What kind of diet guarantees weight loss for life?
The key to losing weight and keeping it off is best achieved by changing your lifestyle. Healthy habits don’t require you to throw everything out of your refrigerator and force you to spend a lot of money on a special shake or only eat certain foods approved on the diet.
Most diet companies are focused on financial gain. They know people are desperate to lose weight and will pay almost any amount of money to lose weight fast. While quick weight loss plans or pharmaceuticals may provide quick results, you are almost sure to gain it back when you go back to normal living.
"The best long term results take effort, discipline, sacrifice and plain old hard work. You need a plan that will lead you to optimal health, the physique you have always dreamed of, and something you can live with the rest of your life."
Healthy habits are the way to go. You must change your way of thinking about food and activity, your entire mindset. You must make one small change at a time. These baby steps will add up to a big transformation if you stick with it. It takes 21 days to form a habit. You must be patient. You didn’t gain the weight overnight. You won’t lose it overnight.
In order to help you create new, healthier habits, I offer these six tips for making your lifestyle change work for life:
To be successful you must allow yourself time, stay committed and be positive you will achieve your goals. It’s okay to have days when you lose your focus. Be good to yourself and realize that one bad day does not make you a failure. You can start over the next day with a renewed focus.
Enjoy the process! Making a life change allows you to grow and learn the most about yourself. It’s also the best way to ensure a healthy, happy and FIT life.