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How to Lose Weight Successfully

Are you struggling with how to lose weight successfully?  Do you try to be good each day, only to turn to snacks at night…and the diet goes out the window?  Or even more frustrating…you do everything you’re supposed to and the weight stays the same on the scales?

Lose Weight Successfully (Keep it Off)

Losing weight is partly in the mind — you have to be committed to your new eating plan.  And by the way, “diet” should perhaps be banned from the vocabulary.  Why?

Because when you finish losing the weight, you “go off the diet”.  But unless you’ve changed your eating habits in the meanwhile, you’ll likely go back to bad habits.  I’ll bet you’re familiar with what happens next — you gain the weight back and then some!

But if you’ve exchanged your old bad habits for nwe good ones, you are far more likely to keep the weight off.  And incidentally, that’s one reason for a slow weight loss — it gives you the time to develop new habits.

Supplements or Pills?

How to lose weight successfully — can it include supplements?  It’s a mixed answer.

Some supplementation is probably appropriate if you’re taking it for health benefits more than weight loss (even if it has somewhat of a weight loss component).  An example is a green tea extract; good for its antioxidant properties, and with a mild thermogenic effect.

On the other hand, other weight loss supplements…the answer isn’t conclusive.  Some people are helped by the supplements, others aren’t.  However one thing is universally true — no supplement will work all by itself, without following a sensible eating program.  (And exercise as well.)

A Healthy Diet to Lose Weight

Yes, you can lose weight with a fad diet.  But the question of the day is…will you keep that weight off?  Or will you need the latest fad again in a few weeks or months?

A healthy diet to lose weight is one that you can follow for life.  One that has the amounts of proteins, fats and carbohydrates for your body metabolism.

How to lose weight successfully — how to keep the weight off — depends on your commitment to change.  If you keep following your old habits, the weight will just come back.


Diet Tips to Avoid

There are some scary diet "tips" out there, coming from the celebrity front.  Sure, we’ve all heard about the models who are anorexic, the actresses afraid to eat more than a few leaves of lettuce at a time.  No, I’m talking about some diet "tips" that can tip you right over into a grave!

Here’s one of the new diets — a fast.  With a twist.  Fasts aren’t anything new, and they can be healthy — but not Hollywood-style.

How about a diet of water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper?  And then take a colon cleanse (so what is there to cleanse, anyway?).  And I’m not talking a one or two day fast, either.

Another trick is to use a laxative tea.  A cup is fine, but some people are drinking five and ten cups of this stuff a day.  Now that’s a way to mess up your body’s schedule — as soon as you stop with the tea, you get painfully constipated.

Here’s one I talked about the other day in my post about drunkorexia — women who subsist on coffee and alcohol, and the trend started with the celebrity circuit.  Heaven forbid that something healthy should pass between their lips.

This one may hit home with us, though — why can’t we lose weight when we do the same things other people do?  The "other people" may not be doing what you think; case in point:

“I had one actress who trained with me and took six Spin classes a week. And all
she ate was lettuce and Swedish Fish. When the press asked her how she’d
‘transformed’ her body, she said, ‘Oh, I do yoga and hike with my puppy.’ That
made me laugh. Don’t lie about how much you work out, because other women are
going to think, I walk my dog, why don’t I look like that?”
— Gunnar
Peterson, fitness instructor

(Read the rest of the article here.)

Losing weight the right (i.e. healthy) way is hard and slow.  But wouldn’t you rather be healthy while you’re losing weight than so sick by the time you’ve lost the weight that you don’t have the energy for anything?