5 best weight loss tips

November 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Nutrition Tips

I know, I know, you’ve heard them all before.  But have you ever wondered why so many people are successful with weight loss (especially in the beginning) only to regain the weight back?  It’s likely because most dieters haven’t learned how to implement these simple weight loss strategies.  Here they are for what it’s worth – learning to follow them just might even keep you on track this year…and if you need more help, call us at Spectrum Nutrition:

1. Keep tabs on your weight – weigh yourself weekly, same time, same place; it’s the best way to know if you’re efforts are paying off.

2. Spend your time planning what to eat, instead of what not to eat – if you spent the same amount of effort trying to put together a meal that followed the plate model and was lower in calories rather than avoiding the foods you love, I guarantee you’d have better luck sticking to your plan.

3. Choose lower calorie options REGULARLY – yes, that means low fat margarine, mayo, dairy products, cheese, salad dressings etc.  Your waistline will thank you.

4. Make sure your plan includes what you would consider ‘treats’ often – and by treat, I mean something you find totally fun to eat: but aim to keep it to about 100 calories, and practice having this small portion of ‘fun’ food every day.

5. Learn about the calories in the foods you eat – use online nutrition trackers, food scales, nutrition facts tables and measuring cups to really learn about the foods you eat; you’ll pick this up pretty quickly and your knowledge will last forever.