Weight loss can be a difficult goal for some. However, it’s important to remember that weight is only one indicator of health. A healthy diet, physical activity and stress management are all key factors in losing and keeping off excess pounds.
If your current habits aren’t conducive to losing weight, you can start by evaluating the following:
Start with an honest assessment of what you currently consume. A great way to do this is to keep a food diary. Then, you can see where you’re consuming more calories than your body needs. This may be due to eating a lot of packaged, high-calorie foods or overindulging at meals. Once you’ve identified areas where you can improve, focus on reducing calorie intake through eliminating empty calories and adding more fiber-rich foods.
Another thing to consider is that your body has a set point weight it prefers to stay within. This is why it’s so important to maintain a regular diet and exercise routine and avoid skipping meals.
In addition, it’s important to remember that you should never try to lose weight quickly. This could lead to an unhealthy, restrictive relationship with food and may cause you to gain back any weight lost. This can be a sign of an eating disorder, so if you find yourself preoccupied with food, restricting your eating or weighing yourself regularly, talk to a registered dietitian for help. You can also call or text the National Eating Disorders Association helpline for free and anonymous support. Gå ner i vikt