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. Reminding yourself of your best past achievements and successes can help you feel more confident about making the changes that

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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 food as a reward. Many people also relate food to love or care and derive comfort from it. Although eating

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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 they can help you spot wasted calories and whittle them out. They will also aid you in staying motivated. Reviewing

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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 and are ultimately unhealthy. In addition, eating the bulk of your calories at one sitting may impair your metabolism, the

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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 yourself, and end up worse off than before. Incorporate low-fat eating in stages. For example, if you typically drink whole

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