There are two key elements to successful weight loss. Losing the weight and keeping it off. There are so many fad diets out there. There are juice / smoothie diets; there are expensive programs like Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem. All of them will probably help you lose the weight. Most of them will also probably lighten the load in your bank account, too.
But what about when you come off your diet? Will you just go back to your old eating habits? Isn’t that what led to your gaining weight in the first place? That’s the whole essence of yo-yo dieting. Making the same mistakes over and over until you (hopefully) finally learn.
It’s about a healthy lifestyle change. It’s about making healthy choices. It’s about portion control. It isn’t about denying yourself the sweet treats. It’s about limiting those treats until they are just that. Treats that you enjoy on occasion, not on a daily basis. If I want a donut, I’ll have a donut. I just haven’t wanted one for a long while because there are so many other nutritious choices out there that taste better and make me feel better.
It’s a funny thing about eating healthy: Your taste buds change. You find yourself craving the sugary snacks less. Sugar is an addiction. The more you distance yourself from it the less control it has over you. Good food, real food tastes so much better than sugary food does.
The better you eat, the better you feel.