Weight loss is a $33B annual economy, with 45 million Americans going on a diet each year. However, nearly two-thirds of the population continue to struggle with weight. Why?
Traditional diets leave us frustrated, tired, hungry, and discouraged. They typically consist of:
- “Rapid, unsustainable weight loss,
- Black-and-white categorization of foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad,’
- Unsustainable eating habits,
- Unrealistically restricted calorie consumption, and
- Progress only indicated by numbers on the scale.”
To markedly improve your chances of making sustainable, more comprehensive progress toward your health goals, the article suggest you can instead:
- “Eat healthy, nutritious, and whole foods to nourish your body,
- Practice moderation, not restriction,
- Exercise on a regular and consistent basis,
- Rely on your body to tell you what you need,
- Lose weight at a safe and healthy pace ( 1-2 lbs per week), and
- Measure progress beyond a number on the scale.”
When you shift your focus to long-term lifestyle changes, you will notice a difference in your journey to a healthier weight that involves less stress and longer-lasting results.