Weight management is so difficult for most of us. It is easy for us to gain weight, but losing it is a different story. It requires a calculated effort and some planning. There are many programs out there that promise to help you lose weight. But many of them do not help you to maintain weight loss.
Let’s face it, nothing is worse than having to dig out your old “fat” clothes or have to buy ones that are even larger because you have not maintained your weight loss. The objective is to lose 10 pounds and prevent it from creeping back on.
In order to do this, you must make lasting lifestyle changes. How do you do it? Starving yourself is not the answer. For while you may lose 10 pounds this way, once you resort back to your old eating habits you will gain the weight back. Often you will gain more weight than you had lost to begin with.
Permanent weight loss requires some discipline and motivation. You can do it quite easily by following these 3 simple rules.
1. Eliminate processed foods (including hydrogenated oils that are dangerous to your health)
2. Eliminate white flours (that are stripped of all their nutrients and difficult to assimilate)
3. Eliminate refined sugar (including high fructose corn syrup and other sugars that are masked by different aliases)
Many people have had lasting weight loss success by doing nothing more than cutting these foods out of their diet. Replacing those foods that are devoid of nutrition and replacing them with healthier options such as organic leafy greens, vegetables, fruits and whole grains will make a marked difference not only to your waist but also to your health in general.
Do not consider these changes deprivation. You can include foods in your diet that are nutritious and delicious. The options are endless. In the health-conscious society that we live in, healthy choices are readily available and becoming more affordable.
By making a few important changes to your lifestyle and a conscious effort about what you eat, you can lose 10 pounds in no time and keep it off permanently.