Diets are annoying, because we all know they work, but getting them to work for us is always tough. There are so many different diets out there that the difficultly is in choosing one we can stick too. They all work, some better than others for different people, but sticking to a program is tough. And often afterwards people go back to their original eating and drinking and lack of exercise and pack the pounds back on. Most people with success losing weight through dieting do gain it back.
It is possible however, with just a few small changes, to slowly start losing weight today. It's perhaps easier than an official diet, and results may be slowly, but they tend to stick. Small changes can lead to big results over the long term. And weight lost over the longer term is far less likely to return quickly if at all. It does require some discipline however even to stick to small changes. Here are 3 changes that can lead to weight loss starting today.
1) Watch what you drink. We all know that sodas full of sugar and alcohol has lots of empty calories that pack on weight or at least encourage it to stay on, but did you know that fruit juice and diet soda are also culprits? Fruit juice is incredibly high in fructose, a type of sugar, and most people's bodies to not react well to it. It also is usually very high in calories. Studies have also shown that people who eat "fake sugars," the types in diet sodas tend to weight more. I suggest limiting both. I have little problem avoiding sodas and fruit juices, but alcohol is tough. I limit, but do not totally eliminate anything, and I suggest you do the same.
2) Eat more veggies and healthy foods. Concentrate on what is good to eat, not bad to eat. Focusing on the positive instead of the negative is not any new age goobledegook in this case, but just practical advice that works,. If you fill up on the good stuff you'll eat less bad stuff. I for example usually start with a salad at most meals and also try to replace just a very few meals a week with a healthier yet tasty alternative. As an example I'll have a hefty salad, usually one with meat on in but not drowning in dressing, instead of my more typical cheeseburger and fries for lunch at least once a week. I'll also replace the fries with a side salad sometimes. These small changes add up, and I do not go hungry.
3) Start doing some activity, also known as exercise. It doesn't matter what you do much if you are a coach potato as anything is much better than nothing medical science has shown. And if already active somewhat up your activity. Walking as a simple example is a great exercise, low impact, easy to do, and you can even do it socially during lunch with your co-workers.
Small changes over long periods of time can make incredible changes, including to your weight. Who cares if you took 2 years to lose that 50 pounds anyways, and you know that crash diet isn't going to work anyways!
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