It seems that every week, there is a new weight loss method released that promises to help dieters keep the weight off for good. The problem with many of these weight loss strategies is that dieters will often lose the weight and then gain it back because the way they chose to lose weight didn’t become a part of a healthy lifestyle. Small changes can create big results for those looking to lose weight for good.
Press of Atlantic City reported that 45 million Americans will try to lose weight this year. Dr. Nina offered her weight loss strategies, and emphasized that in order to keep the weight off, it was important to make permanent changes to both lifestyle and habits. Losing weight requires a lot of patience, so creating realistic goals were the first step in starting a weight loss plan.
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As previously reported in the Inquisitr, in a recent scientific study, weight loss was a key factor in helping study participants treat their type 2 diabetes and get rid of it. For those who lost weight, even when they had had type 2 diabetes for a long time, they were able to reverse their diabetic condition. Exercise was proven to help create a healthy lifestyle while doing very little to help dieters lose weight.
Exercise is an important part of any weight loss plan, though, but exercise is not enough. To achieve weight loss results, it’s really a matter of calories in and calories out. Exercise can help dieters build muscle so they burn more fat, but a low calorie diet is key to losing weight.
Fad diets may help to lose weight quickly, but it is best to avoid using fad diets because they don’t lead to long-term results. The problem with these types of diets is that although they can help dieters lose weight quickly, it’s difficult to maintain the diets for a long period of time.
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Eating breakfast is equally important because it can help to get a person’s metabolism burning calories first thing. It also suppresses the release of hunger hormones that stimulate appetite and prevent a feeling of fullness and satiety. Those who eat breakfast lose 50 percent more weight than those who don’t, and eating fruits and vegetables can help because they are low calorie, nutritious and a great alternative to sugary or fatty snacks.
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Pop Sugar reported that there wasn’t one big secret to weight loss. Small changes added up to big results. One of the easiest ways to stick to weight loss goals is to observe the 80/20 rule. Eat healthy 80 percent of the time and stick to clean eating and then 20 percent of the time indulge a little.
Substitutions are a simple way to improve weight loss and create simple lifestyle changes. Instead of eating whole wheat bread, consider substituting a whole wheat wrap. It’s nutritious and fewer calories too, and it’s a way to add variety. Keeping cut up fruits and vegetables easily available can make it easier to resist temptation and stick to diet plans by having healthy food readily available.
Avoiding mindless eating is one of the most important keys to weight loss because those extra calories add up. Instead of mindlessly eating in front of a computer screen, consider eating with someone else instead. Rather than eating in between meals when not hungry, consider doing an activity like push ups to get rid of cravings and avoid eating when not hungry.
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