10 Weight Loss Strategies for a Healthy You!

10 must-read weight-loss strategies to embrace BEFORE starting a diet!

Your weight does not define you. Remind yourself that YOU ARE WONDERFUL at any weight. Your goal is to get healthy by making good choices. You should also release bad habits, such as smoking or drinking, as they may sabotage your weight-loss intentions.

The decision to lose weight must be yours. Do it for your health, not to please other people or do it to become popular. People may disappoint you from time to time and a diet should be an independent way to get healthy and fit.

Talk to your doctor before beginning any weight loss plan. It’s vital to see your doctor before starting any new dietary or exercise regimens. Don’t be fooled into thinking that diet plans are all equal. Some are safe, while others are outright dangerous. A conversation with your doctor will provide insight as to which plan(s) are best for you.

Ignore negative advice. These are the naysayers who suggest that you can’t do it or the people who encourage a continuation of poor health habits. Stay strong. Your outlook is what’s most important and will guide your success.

Make smart food choices. Focus on eating a well-balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals. Avoid processed food which is generally unhealthy. Seek the advice of your doctor or nutritionist to tailor your diet. When the hunger pangs tempt you to reach for a cookie, grab an apple instead!

Get moving. Good old fashioned exercise is one of the best ways to lose weight, along with forming a healthy eating plan. With exercise, start out gentle and build up. Always talk to your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine to see if it’s right for you.

Keep a food diary. This helps you to be accountable for what you put in your mouth. Understand that you are in control of what you eat, and seeing it on paper generally helps dieters to stay on track.

Watch portion sizes. If you tend to eat a lot, which most of us do, cut back on the amount of unhealthy foods you are consuming. Research what foods are good for you and understand what a healthy portion should look like. Buy healthy snacks; choose low-fat and low-calorie nutritional foods, such as cut up vegetables.

Drink lots of water. Water helps the skin to regulate the body’s temperature through sweating. It is essential for the circulation of nutrients in the body and keeps you hydrated.

Remember, there is no magic pill. Seriously, if there was, there wouldn’t be so many people struggling with weight issues. Watch out for false claims or dangerous supplements that may harm your health. Your goal is to lose weight and keep it off, and it doesn’t happen overnight.

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