Fad diet or strict diet programs are not effective for losing weight and sustaining that weight loss . The key is realistic and healthy everyday habits that anyone can implement into their lifestyle. All without sacrificing yourself or any of the food you love! Make sure to check #9, #7 and #6!
#15. Not Making Any Foods “Off Limits”
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All the restrictive diets out there make it seem that the only way to lose weight would be to completely eliminate food groups and only live off kale and water. Most people who lose weight and sustain their weight loss do not do so by removing certain foods completely from their diet but finding a way to fit them into a healthier lifestyle. For weight loss to be sustainable your lifestyle needs to be sustainable. Slide to find out how to keep your lifestyle sustainable.
#14. Making Realistic Routines That Can Stick To Your Lifestyle
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Losing weight has everything to do with creating healthier habits. With new healthier routines the habits become a new healthier lifestyle. Instead of following a quick diet, a slow and steady change is a more successful way of incorporating habits.
#13. Including Clean Foods
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Basically, clean eating means eating foods that are minimally processed, if not processed at all, and closest to their natural state. With clean foods the body receives more nutritious foods, which means it will be nourished and satisfied longer. Up next, we’ll show you an easy way to stay motivated!
#12. Having Some Sort Of Accountability System
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Accountability systems can help measure success, identify issues, and be a source of motivation. It can be all sorts of things, the scale, the way clothes fit or looking at pictures or a mirror. But the important thing is to not become obsessive with the scale or mirror, just having an accountability system to help lose weight and sustain that weight loss. Slide next to read about portions.
#11. Portion Control
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The concept of portion control means that no food is truly off limits. It just means that “everything in moderation” is true in the world of sustainable weight loss. It is important to not starve and just eat a healthy amount of food.
#10. Tracking food
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Next to portion control, tracking food is one of the most powerful tools with losing weight. In order to make any changes with food, tracking helps to plan in advance and to be aware of the food you are eating.
#9. Exercising is important
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Prioritizing exercise is key in order to reach a goal weight and sustain weight loss. A healthy diet combined with exercise will yield good results. Exercise helps with mood and energy. You don’t need to use exercise as a form of torture to undo mistakes! Just exercising a few times a week can make a difference. Click Next to find out how to keep your appetite in check!
#8. Eating every few hours
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Don’t ignore your appetite, instead of eating 3 bigger meals with long periods of time in-between, it is better to eat 5 smaller meals a day. This helps to keep you satisfied all day and prevents making bad food choices!
#7. Finding Healthy Substitutions
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It is important to find a way to continue enjoying the foods you love. To lose weight and sustain that weight lost you want to create eating habits you can live with forever. So instead of feeling deprived, create healthier habits!
#6. Staying Hydrated
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If you find yourself tired all the time and not having energy try doing more to hydrate yourself because that could be the issue. Whether by drinking water or smoothies, staying hydrated is an important habit to incorporate.
#5. Meal Planing And Preparing Meals
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Creating a menu plan and preparing your foods ahead of time helps you become aware of the food you are eating. This is important because it helps to think before you eat and most make better food choices. Taking the time to meal prep ahead of time will make such a big difference with your weight loss efforts. Slide to find out how to stop those midnight snacks!
#4. Having A Cut Off Time
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A cut off time helps to control night time calories. This habit keeps you intentional with your eating. The point is to stop eating by a certain time to prevent overeating.
#3. Having A Max Weight
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It is important to weight yourself not too frequently, just to keep yourself in check. Having a max weight helps to keep you motivated and in track. The next one is one of the best tips in this list!
#2. Cook at home
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Trying to lose weight and survive off boxed diets meals is not sustainable. When you cook at home you can control the ingredients, portions, and are able to prepare food that you enjoy.
#1. Never stop
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Losing weight and sustaining that healthy lifestyle is a process and journey. It is never over. No matter how bad you think you “slipped up”, never stop trying. Always keep moving forward. A healthy lifestyle is about balance, a nutritious and varied diet and being more physically active for the benefits of feeling better.