|Diet Plan Weight Loss Tips
At any given moment one out of three women are
on a diet. Since the average American is overweight many people are
dieting unsuccessfully. Dieting takes much more then desire to lose weight
alone. This site will provide you with tips and suggestions to losing
weight effectively as well as helpful links to diet aid products that will help
you along the way.
The first thing to do when starting a diet is
to plan. You can't just wake up one morning and say I'm going to diet.
You need a strategy. There are many diet plans out there, but only you can
decide which one fits you and your lifestyle. Dieting is a huge lifestyle
change and you have to ready to change your eating habits forever. Don't
be hard on yourself everyone has a bad day, just remember that this is a life
Take things into perspective, you will have to
make permanently changes to your diet that YOU can live with. Chances are
that you will not completely give up your favorite foods, instead you will learn
to eat in moderation. Fatty foods should be reduced not only to help you
lose weight, but as a life long goal to be healthy. Ultimately you eat to
live and stay healthy, not just to look good in that outfit that you dying to
wear. It is highly suggested that you see a dietician, many HMO or health
insurance plans have dietician within their network and they can really help you
plan for your nutritional needs.
Many studies have found that people effectively
lose weight when they have outside motivation like a support group or a friend
that is dieting with them. There is no greater motivation than peer
pressure, and in this circumstance competing with other people can help you
achieve your goal. Talk with friends or family about what your goals are,
and how you plan to reach those goals. Just saying it out loud can be
motivation enough for you to stick to diet.
When deciding on a goal weight you should first
consult a doctor to find out if your weight is harming your health in any way.
Otherwise if you are like many people just looking to shed a few pounds then set
a goal that is reasonable, like no more than 10% of your current body weight.
If you weight 150lbs an obtainable goal should be 15lbs. Setting a goal
that is too high can be discouraging. Always reward yourself with anything
but food. Buy yourself a dress a size smaller then last month and remember
that you can keep purchasing smaller sizes if you continue to work at it.