How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
Every day we see commercials for weight loss programs and medication. As a country we are in desperate need to lose weight and become healthier. I have seen family members struggle with their weight and this is what I have seen that works.
It’s All in the Diet
I have witnessed my family and friends try the Adkins diet, the Cardio diet, Weight Watchers, 3-day army diet, and many other types of diets. They all have the same thing in common… it is not sustainable. These fad diets are not possible to stay on for long durations of time. So what is next if you do lose the weight that you want? What I have seen that works is to find a way of eating that you can do for the rest of your life. One such diet is the Trim Healthy Mama diet. It is supposed to become a way of life. This diet is not only for weight loss but it can be used for weight gain also by using the way our body processes food. Choose a diet that you will be able to stay on even after you lose your weight.
It’s All in the Snacks
The biggest complaint of dieters is the cravings! They crave those sweet snacks, or mid-night snacks, or those carbs! I know that as I have cut out sugar and most processed flour there are things that I crave. I love Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. They are my favorite and so I found a recipe that can be used as a substitute, in fact I think it is better. Find healthy snacks and recipes that will help you with the cravings. Be willing to put the time in to plan ahead and make up snacks. It doesn’t always have to be carrot sticks and celery, there are recipes for cheesecake and cookies that are healthy, just take the time to find them and make them.
It’s All in the Supplements
There are all kinds of supplements out there for dieters. The key to finding a good supplement is to find something that is natural. Look for supplements that will naturally help boost your metabolism. There are many products that are full of synthetic ingredients that actually cause cravings to increase. You want to look for products that will help remove free radicals from your body, help control blood sugar spikes and help you feel fuller.
It’s All in the Attitude
Losing weight is a commitment. It is a time when you must determine that you will lose weight and stick to it. Get a support system to help keep you on track and encourage you. Most of all though is to not quit. When you have a bad day just get up the next morning and start again. Get up and walk or do an exercise of your choice and keep going. There will be times of discouragement and results will be few but keep moving forward because there will be those days of real accomplishment!
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