Weight is Just a Number - Consider Health at Every Size
Remember that weight changes should not be the only tool you can use to decide if your health is improving. Consider some of the following questions:
Most people have been on a diet at some point in their life and found success, but we would bet that most people have gained back the weight they lose on a diet (generally about 80% of individual's gain it back). Long term research studies have concluded that people who are successful at keeping weight off have a few common trends which include:
It's simple on paper, but much harder in real life. Make sure to have an accountability partner and find a group of people who are supportive to keep you motivated and ready to embrace the new you! Set realistic goals: a healthy rate of weight loss is generally between 1-2 pounds per week, and some do better with ½ pound per week as you get closer to your ideal body weight.
Our top tip if you track your calories is to eat the daily allowance and not to add back in the "exercise" calories your app allows. We also recommend weighing and measuring food for a few days to ensure you truly track the right portions because most people underestimate their intake.
There are a few simple steps to creating sustainable lifestyle changes. We challenge you to make new habits instead of resolutions this year. Remember to start small and increase your goals over time!
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