Maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. While we all know the “secret” of successful weight loss is to eat less and exercise more, it’s not always easy to implement. But by adopting healthy eating habits and a regular exercise routine, you are sure to lose weight without depriving yourself of nourishing, satisfying food. And if you continue those good habits after you reach your goal, you will have an excellent chance of maintaining your desired weight.
Here are some tips for successful weight loss:
1. Avoid artificial sweeteners and products containing “fat substitutes.” Their safety is questionable, they don’t help you develop good eating habits and they have never been proven to aid in weight loss.
2. Dietary supplements or “fat-burning herbs” are usually just stimulants – don’t rely on them. The pounds will surely return once you’ve stopped taking them.
3. Build lean body mass. Strength training burns excess calories, promotes healthy metabolism and influences the way your brain regulates hunger, making you less susceptible to food cravings.
4. Pay attention to the mental and spiritual aspects of weight control and your relationship with food. Use relaxation exercises – instead of food – to combat anxiety.
5. Accept your body. You may see it as less than perfect, but it is beautiful just the same.
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