I am a person for whom weight loss diets have never worked, and a healthy weight loss program remains a mystery. I really wish I knew the secret to losing weight, and more importantly, keeping it off permanently. I am one of those who go on a diet every few months. I try very hard...I do manage to lose a few pounds, but all too soon the scale inches upwards again.
Why does this happen to me? Is it that I am doing something wrong? I eat less; I exercise; but invariably I never achieve my goals. Somebody told me that the secret lies in something called healthy weight loss.
What Is That And How Is It Different?
At the end of a healthy weight loss program you would have achieved your weight loss goal, prevented any associated side effects, such as crankiness, not developed any cravings, and most importantly, be able to keep those pounds off permanently.
A healthy weight loss program will never put you on a fad diet, where one nutrient is completely removed from your diet. The goals can be achieved by eating right, accompanied by adequate exercise.
Steps To Follow:
How do you ensure that you eat right? The first step is to avoid junk food. Again, this is no new revelation. This is something that everybody knows.
What is it that often happens when you are on a diet? You are at work and absolutely famished. What do you do? You walk to the vending machine on your floor, pick out a packet of chips, and a chocolate bar, and that becomes your lunch. You know you are on a diet, and you should not be eating this stuff. But then, you console your guilty conscious by telling yourself that you really did not have the time to step out and get a salad from the take-away around the corner. The presentation you were working on had to be on the boss' desk in thirty minutes.
How Do You Get Around This Situation?
Such scenarios are fairly common and tend to be major reasons why diets and weight loss programs fail. What you need to do is prevent this situation from happening.
If your office allows it, get yourself a small refrigerator for your office. Stock it up with fruits and other low calorie and low sugar foods, which are allowed in your diet. Keep this refrigerator stocked at all times. The next time the hunger pangs hit you, reach for the refrigerator door, and not the junk food vending machine.
If this is not possible, always carry some low calorie, low sugar snacks with you. Try to ensure that you carry your lunch from home.
You Seem To Be Doing Everything Right - But The Weight Loss Remains Elusive:
You believe you have been eating healthy; you have been taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and you have been working out regularly at the gym. Why is the scale not showing the desired results?
The answer often lies in how much you have been eating. Therefore, keep track of what and how much you are eating. Healthy weight loss requires eating healthy in the right amounts, and not eating lots and lots of healthy food.