Have you ever experienced the frustration of losing weight through dieting, only to fall back into old habits and watch the pounds slowly return? If so, know that you’re not alone.
This cycle of weight gain and loss, known as yo-yo dieting, is a common experience for many. However, there are strategies you can employ to break this cycle and achieve lasting weight loss.
To help you in this endeavor, we’ve gathered seven tips from women who have successfully lost weight and maintained their weight loss for years.
By following these tried-and-true methods, you can ensure that your hard work and dedication to weight loss will have a lasting impact on your health and well-being.
1. Don’t eliminate any foods (completely)
Instead of banning foods altogether from your diet, which leads to binging later on, find a way to fit them into your healthy lifestyle.
Eat your favorite foods in moderation or find healthy alternatives for some of your must-have junk foods.
2. Make healthy living lifestlye, not just a passing fad
Getting in the habit of working out every morning or eating dinner at the same time each night are just a few examples of habits that can help lead to a healthy lifestyle.
Making it part of your routine versus a temporary fix, allows you to develop more long-term habits.
3. Learn Portion Control
The most basic formula for weight loss is to consume fewer calories than you burn.
If you are practicing portion control, no food is truly off limits and it’ll be hard to overeat.
4. Get Some Exercise
Like it or not, you need to work out.
If you continue to be physically active and make it a priority in your everyday routine, you will achieve your goals and be able to maintain them.
Combining exercise with a healthy diet leads to great results.
5. Cook at Home
Cooking in your own kitchen allows you to make your favorite foods while controlling the ingredients and portion sizes.
You can also take your favorite traditional recipe, and slim it down with healthier ingredients.
6. Plan For Meals and Snacks Ahead of Time
If you have a busy week coming up, preparing healthy meals and snacks for each day on Sunday can keep you from making unhealthy food decisions later in the week.
7. Stay Hydrated
Drinking water helps to flush out toxins from your body, prevent headaches, increase alertness and even keep hunger pangs at bay.