In managing your dietary challenges, you’ve likely experienced the same problem as millions of others: you simply can’t keep the weight off over the long-term. There are many reasons for this persistent and common issue. To help you reach your weight loss goals, the team at Physiomed will present a quick guide to losing weight and keeping it off in this latest post.
Choose Foods You Enjoy
You don’t have to stop eating the foods you love simply because you want to lose weight. Yes, you’ll have to cut down on sweets and refined sugars. But you can still stick to foods that you enjoy while shedding the pounds. If you prefer pasta or grains, try to stick to a Mediterranean diet, which allows you to eat whole grains and lean meats, as well as fish. By choosing the foods you love, you’ll gain a semblance of control over your diet and will be able to commit to healthy eating for a longer period of time.
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Keep a Food Diary
One of the reasons so many of us have difficulty keeping the weight off is that we don’t have a consistent diet plan. We don’t spend more than one day a week planning what we’ll eat. This can mean that each new day we have a new mindset, which prevents us from keeping to our goal of healthy eating over the long-term. By keeping a food diary and documenting what your eat, and when, you can minimize unhealthy eating habits and build a schedule that suits your health and comfort needs.
Learn to Respond to Triggers
Another important point in maintaining diets is learning to respond to triggers such as stress. We don’t always respond to stress in the most effective ways for our bodies. Sometimes we eat more to cope with the stress hormones coursing through our bodies. By responding calmly and understanding the triggers to unhealthy eating habits, you can learn how to minimize overeating and become better at removing stress from your life altogether.
The team here at Physiomed can guide you in building a healthier lifestyle! To learn more on how to achieve your ideal diet in the long-term, take a look at the below infographic.
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