When you lose weight, you're not sacrificing, you're investing. Let's keep rolling with the money theme. Don't lose weight -- instead, gain self-confidence, better health and self-esteem. Keep the tone positive at all times.
These are the psychological stages of long-term weight loss. I hope knowing that is helpful. You can lose weight and keep it off. It's a process. It takes work. And even though it does get easier over time, the work continues or the weight returns.
Can you cheat on your diet and still lose weight or maintain a healthy weight? Nutrition professionals say "yes," and we frequently cheat, ourselves. Here's what I and 10 other top nutrition pros indulge on, and how they fit these less-than-healthy treats in their diet.
So many of us have been taught that we need to "weigh less in order to live more," but I really believe we have to live more in order to weigh less. We have to stop waiting on the weight and start having fun -- only then will we finally stop being a slave to food and get out of body jail.
The paradox for many of us with weight issues is that we think we really love food and love to eat, but if we really did, why don't we take the time to enjoy it? To pay attention? To savor each delicious bite?
Aping a wild gorilla's eating habits could dramatically improve your health -- or may even add years to your life, by reducing your risk for killer diseases like diabetes, heart attack, stroke and dementia.
We should stop denying that for many, the workplace culture is an obstacle to a healthy lifestyle and may even exacerbate weight gain and unfitness. If we don't, we should not be surprised at the continual rise in health care costs and the simultaneous decline of our health.
Some people can eat three meals a day and be completely satisfied. Many others, however, need that snack to hold them over to the next meal. If you are one of the many out there that need a snack to curb hunger, why not boost your metabolism while enjoying that healthy snack?
Fortunately, the actors I have worked with are all aware that practicing unhealthy dieting is not a viable choice when it comes to everyday living. It is not sustainable and does not make weight loss permanent. Many are fantastic cooks who love to prepare foods for themselves and their families.
Some findings are surprising, some are not, and some common notions about weight loss are yet to be proven or disproven. I have my own opinions based on treating tens of thousands of patients over many decades.
A beginning rock climber doesn't list Mount Everest as the first mountain they're going to start rock climbing. It has to come in steps. If you have to lose 20 pounds, make your first goal five pounds, then the next goal five pounds, and so on.
Excuses for forgetting to keep an accurate, up-to-date food record are even more numerous than excuses for not exercising. Who can be bothered to record every calorie they eat? But there are times when keeping track of what is being eaten is useful.