Venture into the weight loss section of any bookstore, and you’ll discover an abundance of books promoting one eating plan or another. Turn on the TV and you’ll see advertisements for various programs, promising to help you shed unwanted pounds. Weight loss plans vary significantly in the types of foods they promote, or the amount of exercise they claim is necessary. Some are even designed to address specific body types. But one thing remains constant, in every weight loss plan that has ever provided even a small measure of success: Water is important.
We’ve all heard of the infamous “bad hair day”. You’ve probably even suffered through your fair share of them. But have you ever woken up in the morning, looked in the mirror, and thought, “Gosh, did I gain ten pounds overnight?”
We often make the mistake of viewing our weight loss plan in terms of “things we can’t eat”. That’s actually a bad habit for several reasons: Making foods “off limits” can trigger more cravings for them, it teaches you to view healthy foods as a punishment, and it trains your brain to resent your weight loss plan.
Your weight loss plan will set off a chain reaction of positive changes in your life, from improved health to the need for a new wardrobe. It should also prompt you to revamp your kitchen. However, instead of new curtains or hand towels, you should be thinking about changes that support your new, healthier lifestyle.
Whether you are participating in a weight loss plan, or training for a competitive event, exercise is a big part of your overall objectives. But sometimes it can become difficult to talk yourself into exercise, after a long day at the office and the stress of daily life. Try these three simple tricks to stay motivated, and as always, give us a call if you need nutritional advice or support.
If you’re like most people, you envision a weight loss plan in terms of cutting calories and deprivation of your favorite foods. Truthfully, the most successful plans focus on eating the right foods, rather than eliminating the “wrong” ones. But still, there is a certain amount of calorie-cutting that goes into any good weight loss plan. But can you go too far?