What is an easy change to make to start losing weight if you just feel overwhelmed with the thought of going on a diet or starting an intensive work out plan?

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  1. norma.byrd.45437 wrote on :

    I couldn’t agree more with the replies you’ve gotten. Fad diets and those that are weird or highly restrictive are doomed to failure simply because you MAY loose weight while adhering to them, but it usually comes right back when you quit. In the meantime, as I’ve mentioned before here, you feel deprived and unsatisfied which increases cravings for the wrong foods, and you tend to “give in” to those. As someone else said, just reduce the servings a little at a time and eat what you want as long as it’s not junk food that has no nutritional value and tons of calories. Well, modify that. A TINY bit of junk food won’t destroy your goal and can give you that little enjoyable treat that makes life fun.

  2. Ann Rosenstein wrote on :

    Start with small changes. If you drink soda, switch to unsweetened ice tea or water. As you go through some of the processed food items in your home, replace them with whole, unprocessed versions. For example, replace presweetened cereals with whole grain unsweetened cereals. Replace instant oatmeal with basic oatmeal. Replace creamy salad dressings with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. At work, avoid the vending machines and instead bring a piece of fruit or yogurt as a snack. Use stairs instead of an elevator and stand at your desk or while talking to people. Standing consumes more calories than sitting. Think about investing in the services of a personal trainer to help you set some goals and help you reach them with your work out plan. Your health and wellbeing are worth the expense. This question and many more like it are answered in my book “Diet Myths Busted, Food Facts Not Nutrition Fiction.” I know you will enjoy reading it and it will clear up a lot of your confusion about what to eat and why. You can find my book at my website http://www.dietfitnessdiva.com my publisher’s site at http://www.idyllarbor.com , http://www.amazon.com, http://www.barnesandnoble.com, and many other websites.

  3. Mildred Hayden wrote on :

    Take one bite at a time. When eating, look at what’s available and see if you can decide which is the healthier choice. Substitute water for most beverages (at least ones with sugar). Try taking one fork/spoon full less each time when filling your plate. Always leave a bite on the plate.

  4. rosie battista wrote on :

    Do not go on a diet. Just DECIDE you want to get healthy and then start to take one meal at a time making it the best it can be. If you approach each meal by thinking, Is this choice taking me closer to my goal?, it’s a lot easier than a long plan and huge mountain of weight to lose. Just take one day at a time, on meal at a time. This is how I take my clients through their weight loss journey… on day at a time. If you want some great whole foods recipes check out http://www.cookingnakedafter40.com.

  5. Hellohealth wrote on :

    I understand how you feel. It can be overwhelming.

    I suggest that you start to keep a food journal. Just by observing what you eat, your eating habits change.

    It is good to know what an ideal healthy meal plan and calorie level looks like for you.

    For example, if 2 fruits a day is optmal for you, are you eating them…or more?

    Start to eat for long-term lifestyle that will support your health as you age, rather than embarking on a diet for short-term results.

    You can check out the Food Pyramid to find out what meal plan and calorie level is recommended for you at your current age, weight, height and activity level.

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