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Dieting Vs. Lifestyle Changes: Thinking Long term Success

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.




Published on July 5, 2018