In life there are times where short-cuts are awesome! Unfortunately if you are looking to lose weight and keep it off, weight loss is generally not something that can be rushed, at least, not if you are looking to lose the weight once and for all. A diet that claims quick results is just that, a way to lose weight quick, it is not a plan for sustainability.
I no longer believe in or take part in the so called “quick fix diets” and trust me I have tried them all, a lot of them! No-carbs, low-carbs, juice cleanses, and even a cabbage soup diet (lookout!)
Anytime I followed one of the diets above I was able to complete them and lose weight but as soon as they were over, I hadn’t really learned anything, and they were so restrictive that all the weight came back. Omitting whole food groups, alcohol, or sweets entirely is just NUTSO! I can not imagine surviving without the occasional chocolate cake, donut, or basket of waffle fries!
I know what it feels like to be completely fed up with your weight and just wishing it would all come off overnight! But before you commit to fasting, or juicing, or any of the many quick-fixes that are out there consider the following reasons why quick-fix diets are not the answer.
Even though you may have had good results with a juice cleanse or a no carb diet is it something that you can live with for the rest of your life? Did it teach you the necessary tips and tactics for remaining at your healthy goal weight? Most likely it didn’t. It was just a way to shed the weight fast. But without really knowing how to maintain that new weight, you most likely resorted to your old ways and it came back with a vengeance. Maybe even leaving you in a position that you are worse off than when you started your journey.
It is a proven fact that people who make real, sustainable lifestyle changes are better-equipped to keep the weight off. It is recommended that a loss of one to two pounds per week is both healthy and realistic. There’s no denying that quick fixes can make people lose a few pounds. The overnight drop in weight after day one is enough to convince people that they’re doing the right thing for their health, motivating them to keep going. But the only way sustainable, long term weight loss is possible is with a sustainable nutrition plan and a sensible exercise program. And it doesn’t have to be as complicated or restrictive as you think.
Weight Loss Tips to Make Things Easier (and Faster):
1. Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice. These are often just empty calories and provide you with little to no nutritional value.
2. Drink half you body weight in ounces of water daily. This helps to keep you hydrated and full longer as well as helps aid in your digestion.
3. Eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods. They are healthier, more filling and much less likely to cause overeating. Here is a FREE copy of the for list I use daily! and a FREE copy of the VEGAN food list! I tend to float between the two!
4. Weigh yourself every day. Studies show that people who weigh themselves every day are much more likely to lose weight and keep it off for a long time. This has most definitely helped me stay consistent and to get back on track faster after vacations and holidays!
5. Get a good night’s sleep. Poor sleep is one of the strongest risk factors for weight gain. It is extremely important not only for maintained weight loss but for your overall health that you get enough sleep.
I use a combination of 30 minutes of exercise, the tips above, and a whole food plant based nutrition plan to both lose the weight and keep it off! CLICK HERE if you are curious about what that looks like!
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