10 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss Part 10

Weight-Loss Strategy #10. Be flexible. Don’t try to be ‘perfect’-there is no such thing. While losing weight requires significant changes in eating and exercise habits, not every high-calorie food must be banished forever, and you […]

10 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss Part 9

Weight-Loss Strategy #9. Recognize and celebrate your accomplishments. Over your lifetime you have probably been successful in tackling many difficult tasks—quitting smoking, learning a new skill, graduating from college, getting a promotion, and so on. […]

10 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss Part 8

Weight-Loss Strategy #8. Evaluate your personal relationship to food. Behavioral and emotional cues frequently trigger an inappropriate desire to eat. The most common cues are habit, stress, boredom, sadness, anxiety, loneliness, and the use of […]

10 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss Part 7

Weight-Loss Strategy #7. Record your progress with your healthy eating and exercise. Start a food diary and exercise log to keep track of  all your daily  accomplishments. Keeping such detailed diaries may seem cumbersome, but […]

10 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss Part 6

Weight-Loss Strategy #6. Plan for exercise, and incorporate physical activity as much as possible into your daily life. Choose activities that are convenient and enjoyable for you to do on a regular basis, and then […]

10 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss Part 5

Weight-Loss Strategy #5. Eat three meals a day, plus snacks. Skipping meals is counterproductive when you are trying to lose weight. So is severely reducing food intake, since such strict changes are impossible to maintain […]

10 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss Part 4

Weight-Loss Strategy #4. Eat slowly in order to enjoy the meal and help yourself feel full. Many people consume more calories than needed to satisfy their hunger because they eat too quickly. Since it takes […]

10 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss Part 3

Weight-Loss Strategy #3. Make changes gradually. Trying to make too many changes too quickly can leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. Instead, ease into exercise; do not overdo it. Even worse, don’t overdo it, injure […]

10 Strategies for Successful Weight Loss Part 2

Weight-Loss Strategy #2. Seek support from family and friends. People who receive social support are more successful in changing their behaviors. Ask family and friends for help, whether this means keeping high-fat foods out of […]

10 strategies for successful weight loss 1

An ability to alter lifelong attitudes toward diet and exercise may ultimately be the key to successful weight management: You must be motivated enough to change habits not for a few weeks or months, but […]

Top 10 (Alternative) Reasons Why Americans Are Fat 2

6. Population changes. There are now more older people as well as more Hispanics in the United States, and these groups have higher rates of obesity due to middle aged spread, and hereditary characteristics. 7. […]

Top 10 (Alternative) Reasons Why Americans Are Fat 1

Too much food and a lack of exercise are not the only factors contributing to obesity. Scientists reviewed more than 100 studies and identified 10 other possibilities as to why Americans are heavier than ever […]

Weight Loss Issues Part 1

Do we REALLY need to lose weight by dieting? And will it work if we try? Despite the fact that obesity is supposed to be an epidemic in the US, the idea of dieting seems […]

Do You Need to Lose Weight? Part 2

Be Realistic About Your Body Type Anorexia and bulimia are becoming more and more common, so again, it is important to have a realistic expectation of what is a healthy weight for your size and […]