For many, losing weight is easier said than done. Each person is different, and what diet and lifestyle changes may work for your friend or family member may not be all that successful for you.
It is best to think of weight loss as a journey, not a destination. We all know that diets can help you lose weight temporarily, but there are some changes you must make in order to change your figure and improve your health. So because everyone differs, we have compiled a list of a couple different weight loss programs for you to try out and to see what one really fits!
Not using a food scale
Using a food scale can seem too intense for some dieters, as they only see the limitations it places on their eating habits. So what you should do is just make smarter choices when you’re eating such as skipping out on bread, choosing vegetables (instead of a starch) as a side, and forgoing dessert. These small, smart changes will help you reach a 500 calorie deficit so that you can lose one pound a week. With these tricks, you won’t even notice you’re missing out.
Limit your snacks to only fruit and vegetables
We have all been there, the 3 pm slump when you are just craving chocolate. You can still allow yourself to snack, but reach for healthier options such as frozen grapes, cut up bell pepper, or snow peas.
Park the car far away
While it may not seem like a lot, those extra steps you’ll be walking will add up. Keep the car at home as much as you can, and if you do have to drive for your daily commute, make sure to log a walk around the block when you’re on lunch.
Avoid fat diets
Don’t focus on fads like low-carb diets, low-fat diets, and juice cleanses unless your doctor has put you on something particular. Often times, these only lead to temporary weight loss and can be unhealthy if overused.
Consider medical weight loss
There are plenty of different medical weight loss options that you can look into if you have not had good luck with dieting. From coolsculpting to gastric surgery, there are a variety of ways you can achieve your goals.
In our next blog post, we will go over some other easy and simple lifestyle changes that will help you become the best version of yourself!