You Know It Is Time But Do You Know How?
On any given day, you can provide at least 100 excuses why you shouldn’t start a weight loss program now. Your young kids require too much of your time and energy. A huge, demanding project is due at work in a couple of weeks. You failed at your last 10 dieting attempts. But, in your heart, you know it’s time to lose the weight you’ve been carrying around for far too long. Like many others, your barrier to losing weight and keeping it off for life isn’t time. Instead, you realize you lack the knowledge necessary to successfully meet your weight loss goals.
If you’ve failed at losing weight in the past, you might have put your faith in expensive, trendy diets. These diets often promise easy, quick results. While you might have initially lost a significant amount of weight by adhering to these diets, you may have gained it all back after discontinuing the plan. Many trendy diets focus on the short-term. But, they don’t provide you with the tools necessary for long-term success.
To lose weight and stay in shape for life, you must embrace real, healthy foods including:
- Whole Grains
- Lean meats
- Low-fat dairy products
- Nuts and Seeds
Learn to eat when you’re actually hungry rather than eating at designated times each day. During mealtimes, savor each bite of your food. Slowing down the pace of your meals will give your brain the necessary time to alert you that your stomach is full. This process usually requires around 20 minutes.
In addition to eating real, healthy foods and extending the length of your meals, learn how to successfully battle temptation. To help you accomplish this task, take healthy snacks to work with you. Whenever your stomach grumbles, you can reach for your bag of carrot sticks and bottle of water instead of running to the vending machine for a candy bar and a soda. Prepare most of your meals at home rather than dining regularly at your favorite fast food restaurants.
To jumpstart your weight loss plan, consider making an appointment with a consultant at the Metabolic Research Center.
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