Losing Weight the Healthy Way

JacquieNutrition, Wellness

With bathing suit and beach season approaching quickly, many people are scrambling to try to lose weight, and fast. Although diets that claim you can lose weight in just a week or two may sound appealing, they are usually too good to be true. Losing weight the healthy way is possible, but it will take time and lots of hard work. If you would like added support or help while trying to lose weight, booking an appointment with a registered dietitian will help.

The best way to start is to make a plan that works of you. A diet without a plan or a diet that has unrealistic goals is bound to fail. Set realistic goals and make changes step-by-step, not all at once. These changes can come from your choices in food and your activity levels.

First, change your eating habits so you meals consist of the proper servings of protein, carbohydrates, as well as fruit and or vegetables. Use helpful substitutions to kick bad habits. Have raw vegetables for snack instead of chips, orange slices/berries/pineapple instead of dessert, flavored sparkling water instead of beer, wine or distill spirits, and fat free chocolate milk instead of candy bars. Some find using a smaller plate when eating meal helps with eating the right portions, ultimately consuming less. Also try to include at least thirty minutes of moderate exercise into your daily routine.

Remember that following any good weight loss plan will take time for you to see the results you want in no time. It takes four weeks for you to notice a change, eight weeks for family and friends to notice, and twelve weeks for the rest of the world to see a change. Knowing where you begin, where you are, and where you are going when it comes to your goals is important along your weight loss journey.