Ready for weight loss?

Beginning a diet to lose weight and improve overall health is a worthy goal ,but it can be a bit challenging sometimes. There are a lot of challenges whenever you start somethings new, especially when it involves habits that you do several times daily like eating and drinking.

Before we start, let’s agree that our goal is not only weight loss but also keeping it off!! That’s why your plan should include life style modifications along with losing the extra weight. That’s the only guarantee to keep that extra weight off .

1- Follow a healthy eating plan:

 Find a nearby clinical nutritionist to help you set your eating plan. A healthy eating plan should include foods you enjoy along with plenty of healthy -not-too-processed foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean meats, seafood,beans, and nuts.

2- Baby steps: 

Making small gradual changes in your eating patterns is the best way to continue your diet plan. I suggest making a list of the bad habits you need to change and start making just one change each week. This will give you time to get used to the new behaviors. Our goal is to establish new eating habits that can be sustained for a lifetime.

3- Set realistic goals:

Most people who need to lose weight set big goals, dreaming of being perfect or ideal or fitting into clothing that may not be realistic for them. I suggest that losing 10% of the body weight as a first goal can improve the overall well being, and most importantly improve health especially lower blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Always keep in mind that the recommended rate of weight loss is only 0.5-1.5 kg/week because slow and steady weight loss always wins the race. 

4- Reward, don’t Punish: