If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried every diet, meal plan and supplement known to man in order to lose weight.
Americans spend north of 60 billion annually to try to lose unwanted pounds. Most of it going to gym memberships, joining weight loss programs and drinking diet soda.
Quick fixes are never the answer. It takes a mental shift in order to lose weight. But more importantly to keep it off.
As a nutritionist and from my own personal experience, I’ve found that implementing these 3 things have helped me lose weight and keep it off.
First, MAKE A DECISION. You have decided that enough is enough and I am ready to lose weight.
As I mentioned earlier, it’s truly a mental shift in the way you think about food. Food is fuel and we need to fuel our bodies with proper nutrition in order for it to work optimally.
Those days of starvation and crankiness are over. Eating balanced whole food meals are the way to go.
Second, GET SUPPORT. It’s never easy to lose weight by yourself. You need the support of family, friends, and peers to help you along your journey. Have a conversation and explain to them your goals. And ask for their support.
I found that asking for support has been the biggest win for me along the way.
This also means, getting the whole family involved. Cleaning out the pantry of junk food is the first and most important step. This is followed by cooking together.
Third, IT’S NOT GOING TO BE PERFECT. Don’t expect major changes overnight. It’s going to take time. Be patient. Allow yourself mistakes so that you can grow.
Give yourself some breathing room. And remember, you didn’t gain weight overnight. It’s a process. And if you think about it in those terms, the more successful you’ll be.
If you implement these steps, your well along the way for a healthy lifestyle change.
Stay positive. Stay motivated. And just do it!