Beyond Dieting: Tips to Help Lose Weight and Keep it Off

How to lose weight and keep it off can be an elusive goal, especially if you have been using crash diets which deprive the body of vital nutrient, and make it crave more food when you come off the diet.

It is not that hard to lose weight, but sustained weight loss needs a well thought out plan, in addition to ensuring the consumption of the right foods.

Here are four important tips to add to your low glycemic diet:

Lifestyle Change

The concept of a diet is really one that we need to move beyond.

Although diets can help people achieve short term goals, there is usually a reaction afterwards, which is not long term permanent weight loss.

Sustained weight loss needs a permanent, consistent change of lifestyle!

To lose weight safely and consistently you need to be burning off more calories than you are taking in. You can achieve this by dieting, or by exercise, but a combined attack on two fronts will usually produce the best result.

Consistent Activity

Practice a sport or leisure activity which keeps you active. It doesn't have to be strictly a sport, but take up some kind of active pastime.

Just make sure you choose something you can sustain, because it is consistency which brings results.

Training Body

Get your body trained to burn fat.

Losing weight purely by dieting is difficult, because the body adjusts to the lower number of calories by storing more fat.

There is always this unavoidable aspect of self defeat when you try to lose weight by diet alone. If you exercise as part of your weight loss program, you are training your body to burn fat, and not to store ever greater amounts of it.

Habit Routine

Work your weight loss program into a routine.

You need to get your body used to expecting both the diet and exercise programs which you are using.  You will then arrive at a place where you do what needs to be done without even thinking about it. Formed habits are your greatest asset in your quest to achieve consistency.

How to lose weight and keep it off is something which must be approached sensibly. If you set up the right support activity and mindset to your eating changes, the desired effects will follow, and it will get easier as you go along.

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