Yes, we all agree that weight loss is not easy. If you take the
research on weight loss and boil it all down, it all comes down to
Commitment - You need to make a long term commitment to change your
lifestyle. Short term programs that promise "Loose 15 pounds 2 weeks"
invariable backfire. The weight comes back and you traumatize your
body. You have to change you habits and lifestyle for long term reports.
Nutrition - The USDA has published the good old Food Pyramid that
is based on years of research on nutritional balance in your diet.
You need the proper vitamins, minerals and balance for a healthy
life. Being aware of the Glycemic Index of carbohydrates is also a good
idea. Soda's and candy are not the best things to include in your
Calories - It seems that food portions in America are the largest
in the world. We have biggie sized and supersized our way into entire
new supersized wardrobes. We are also eating out more often than
ever so who controls your portion size? Did you hear "Clean your
plate" a lot while you were growing up? News Flash: you CAN leave
food on your plate. Take it home for lunch. Just don't eat as much.
Exercise - Calories consumed < Calories used leads to weight loss.
This means too loose weight you need to use more calories than you
consume. This means you need to move. You can start by taking the
parking space farther from the door. Taking the stairs a couple of
flights instead of the elevator. Taking a walk during your lunch
break and after supper. Move the remote across the room. After a
while, regular trips to the gym.
Put it all together, and get healthy!