Your family, friends, and healthcare team can all be there to support you as you try to lose weight. But don’t forget – you are responsible for your own health. You pick the foods, you find the time to exercise – it’s up to you.
Losing weight has become especially complicated with all of the weight loss programs and products out there. Despite all the options available, more and more people are struggling with their weight. Perhaps we need a different approach...
Back to Basics
Let’s get back to basics with how we eat and exercise. One truth remains in the battle of weight loss: you must eat and drink fewer calories than your body burns off.
No matter what path you choose, make sure you use a safe weight loss plan that will support your ultimate health goals. Losing weight too quickly is not good for you. Aim to lose ½ to 2 pounds per week. This means you would need to cut out 250-1,000 calories from what you would normally eat in a day.
There are many ways to tackle improving your health. But there are no miracle pills – you need to make permanent changes to your lifestyle if you want to lose weight safely and keep it off. It doesn’t happen overnight; losing weight gradually over time is the best and healthiest way to go.
Different strategies work for different people, so you may have to try a few different approaches or a combination of techniques to be successful.
Keeping track of your food, drink, and activity for a week or two can help you lose weight and stay active.
Factors in the environment trigger our senses and other mental processes that make us think we are hungry even when we’re not.
Emotions can influence what, when, and how much we eat. When you eat based on your emotions, it can hinder your weight loss efforts.
The right combination of getting more exercise, changing the foods you eat, and cutting back on portion sizes is the key to weight loss.
Are you ready to lose weight? You’ll boost your chances for success by making a realistic, achievable plan.
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