There are many quick weight loss diets and weight management programs available but the foundation of a successful weight loss is permanent lifestyle change. For a successful and long term sustainable weight loss you need to make some permanent changes in your lifestyle and eating habits.
So, following a balanced diet can result in the loss of weight. But, most diets are not sustainable for the long-term. If you do not want to regain weight after accomplishing your weight loss goal, the key is to follow a balanced diet and daily routine and shift to a new way of eating for life.
Why life style is so important?
It is important because our lifestyle determines our choices and these choices in turn determine how healthy we are. The important components of lifestyle are eating healthy, doing regular exercise and keeping healthy body weight.
Here are some simple changes which you can adopt and make your weight loss goals a reality:
Control your portion sizes:
Keeping a watch on how much you are eating is one of the best ways to lose weight. You need not to cut or omit the entire food group to lose weight but you just need to eat in less quantity.
Eat healthy and balanced meals: Eating healthy and nutritionally balanced meals will not lead to any starvation and will prevent you from binging in between the meals.
Move more: Exercise helps you in weight loss but follow an exercise program you enjoy more. Take the stairs; walk around after lunch and dinner.
Maintain your food record: Keeping a food log helps you to control your weight as it will help you to keep a reality check on your eating habits and help you to identify your mistake and then you can take the necessary corrective actions.
Limit high fat foods: Like fried foods, potato chips, ice creams, candy cookies etc.
Be Hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids, aim for three liters of water spread throughout the whole day, take 3-4 cups of green tea, and take one coconut water per day.
Don’t skip meals: Running on empty is a bad choice as your blood sugar levels will dip causing headaches, fatigue, dizziness and aggravation, which may even lead to a binge when you eat again. Your body needs a balanced intake of food to function properly, so starving yourself is not the answer.
Change your perspective: It’s not enough to eat healthy foods and exercise for only a few weeks or even months if you want long-term, successful weight loss. These habits must become a way of life.
Keep a positive attitude: You can and will reach your goals if you put your mind to it!