The key to losing weight permanently is to change your lifestyle slowly, over time and in a way that your body, mind and family can adjust to these changes.
It is frustrating to be told that your weight loss is going to take time but being impatient mostly results in yo-yo dieting and changes that are unsustainable.
The most important thing that you can do to effect permanent and sustainable weight loss is to make small changes a few times each week.
Track your own progress and evaluate yourself all the time.
Love yourself, be honest with yourself!
Have you heard the famous old proverb: Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves?
Exactly the same principle applies to your diet, your lifestyle and weight loss.
Here are some easy to follow and step by step ideas to get the ball rolling:
Make some lists
Write down your current weight, current BMI and then your goal weight and goal BMI
Identify and Examine your present lifestyle
Make a list of all your bad habits
In your current average monthly diet, identify your problem areas…
Examples are: Too much sugar, processed foods, cakes, chocolates, sweetened fruit juices, fatty foods
Examine your list, underneath each bad habit write replacement habits, examples could be: Instead of sugar in your cup of coffee, add half a spoon of cocoa Instead of crunching on potato chips, crunch on a fresh carrot
Do not worry if you cannot find or think of replacement habits, this is a process and not a magic solution, it will take time and as time passes you will think and find new ways of solving your old bad habits.
Time for action
Pick one of the habits on your list that has a seemingly good solution to the bad habit and action the change. Take a few days and let the new habit take over from the old. Only when the new habit is firmly entrenched can you change the next habit. Keep on experimenting, trying different changes until you establish new habits that effectively becomes your new lifestyle.
The point of all of this is that you need to change only one small thing at a time. Eventually you will effect sustainable change which will automatically result in sustainable and healthy weight loss.
- Avocados (raw or raw in salads)
- Spinach & Kale (raw in salads and cooked)
- Broccoli (raw in salads and cooked)
- Tomatoes (raw or cooked)
- Oily Fish (Sardines, Salmon etc)
- Fermented foods (Sauerkraut, Pickles, Yogurt, etc)
- Quinoa, Seeds & Nuts
- Onions & Garlic (raw in salads)
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