Monday, 2 April 2007

Lasting weight loss: How to get it

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So you've lost some weight, maybe you've reached your goal or maybe you're just partly there, but how do you hold on to the progress you've made? Or maybe you just can't seem to get the scale to move, despite an exercise routine and cutting back on calories. According to this article, an important concept to remember if you want lasting weight loss is that quality counts. The quality of the food and the nutrition you give your body, the quality of the exercises you're doling, it all adds up. There really is no cheating when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle -- you're either doing it or you're not. There's no bluffing your way through.

So try some of these tips, and try them for real: don't drastically cut calories, keep junk food out of sight (therefore out of mind, hopefully anyway), make fitness a priority, beware of drinking in too many calories, change your mindset, realize that every little bit counts, find your inspiration, and get help if (when) you need it.

These ideas aren't easy to do every minute of every day, but my favorite is "every little bit counts." So give yourself some credit, even if you just did a "little bit" today, it's still something. Then do two "little bits" tomorrow!

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