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Weight Loss Tips

Weight Loss Tips

Knowing that you need to make changes in your life and feeling up to the challenge are two different things. Your readiness to take on the challenge is what your weight-loss success depends on.

Here are some advices:

First, you should make sure that you are motivated enough to make long-term lifestyle changes that require eating healthy foods and exercising more. Your life shouldn’t have distractions that could keep you from committing to your weight-loss program. So, if you’re distracted by other major events in your life, such as financial worries, job stress, illness or marital problems, you may be setting yourself up for failure. Before you start, you should give your life a chance to calm down.


You should aim for a weight loss of 0.5 to 1 kilogram (1 to 2 pounds) a week, because it has been proven that losing weight at a relatively slow pace is healthy and effective over the long term. Ask your doctor how much weight you can lose safely. You should keep in mind that if you’re overweight or obese, losing as little as 5 to 10% of your weight can improve your health. For example, if you’re 91 kilograms (200 pounds), this means losing 4.5 to 9 kilograms (10 to 20 pounds).


Having a family member or a friend to support your weight-loss efforts has been proved to be quite helpful. You may consider joining a weight-loss support group in case you don’t have anyone that you can rely on. You can cast aside your established behaviors and develop new lifestyle habits, but this is usually very difficult. You should make sure that you can change your eating habits when you start you weight-loss program.


To lose weight and keep it off, increasing the level of physical activity is very important. Your chance of success will be increased if you have time to keep records of your physical activity and food intake. You should keep working to resolve barriers that may prevent you from success. You can learn things that motivate you from your own past.


Many people find that they feel better when they’re more active and weigh less. This means that losing weight doesn’t have to be a bad experience for you. To make sure that your experience will be a positive one, choose a healthy weight-loss program.


You may need professional help in case you have a tendency to purge, binge, starve or overexert when you exercise or if you are depressed or anxious. Make sure to get professional help if you have resolved any eating disorders or other emotional issues that may get in the way of achieving a healthy weight.


You should be ready to make permanent changes because there’s no going back to your old behaviors. You should also keep in mind that achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is a lifelong process. You will be ready to make the lifestyle changes that are necessary for permanent weight loss if you follow all of these advices.


However, if you know that you can’t follow all of these advices, then you’re not ready. But that shouldn’t hold you back.You should find out what it is that’s holding you back and you should face it. For instance, you may need to work on related issues, such as your willingness to commit to permanent changes or your feelings toward weight loss. However, it may also be that your problem is a simple matter of timing, for instance, you may feel that you need to solve other problems in your life first.


You may be able to make these changes alone, or you may need additional help. In this case, you can start by educating yourself about the process of successful weight loss and maintenance. For instance, you may learn more about the dietary changes that are necessary for losing weight. To change the behaviors that can interfere with your weight loss, such as eating when you’re bored or stressed, you can see a dietitian or join a behavioral-based program.


You could think toward the future if you feel that you’re ready for weight loss but fear that you will become discouraged quickly. You will feel better and have more energy as you make dietary changes and become more physically active. You should view weight-loss as an enjoyable, permanent lifestyle change rather than thinking of it as a short-term drudgery.


Prepared By: Dr. Mehyar Al-Khashroum
Edited By: Miss  Araz Kahvedjian

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