How to Lose Weight: Part 3 | Health
In the second part of this weight loss diet series, we discussed what cutting down on carbs, sugar, and fat does to your body. In this last part of the series, we’ll take a look at some popular weight loss strategies that experts from the Harvard Medical School recommend.
Overcome Emotional Eating
We turn to food when we’re anxious or stressed, but all too often. Turns out we don’t always eat simply to satisfy hunger, but this can wreck our diet and before we know it, we’ve gained extra pounds on the way.
It can make all the difference in your weight-loss efforts if you can recognize your emotional eating triggers. Do you snack in front of the TV when you’re bored, worried, or lonely? Do you eat unhealthy foods at the end of a stressful day? Here’s what you can do if you eat when you’re:
Related: 3 Quick Steps to Overcome Emotional Eating
Practice Mindful Eating
Related: What Causes Unhealthy Weight Control Habits?
Take Charge of Your Food Environment
Take charge of your food environment: what foods you make easily available, how much you eat, and when you eat. Here’s how:
> Store indulgent foods out of sight.
> Plan your meals and snacks ahead of time.
> Eat a hearty and healthy breakfast.
> Eat smaller portions.
> Fast for 14 hours a day by eating dinner early and then fast until breakfast the next morning.
> Cook your own meals at home.
Related: Top 5 Roadblocks Delaying Your Progress
Avoiding inactivity is important. According to the Department of Health, people who exercised even once a week, reduced their mortality risk. But what’s even better is that those who increased their exercise time, even greatly reduced the risk of death caused by cardiovascular disease. Here are a few tips on how you can get moving regularly.
Related: How Little Exercise Can Help You Live a Healthier Life
Finally, nothing beats being motivated all the time. To promote permanent weight loss, you have to make healthy changes to your food choices and lifestyle. This will motivate you to stick with other strategies that we’ve recommended. Here are other tips to stay motivated:
It’s important to stay motivated and avoid common dieting pitfalls whatever weight loss strategy you try. Remember: anything is better than nothing.
Related: Quick Hacks to Help You Achieve Your Goals
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1. Lose Weight and Keep It Off: Smart approaches to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. https://www.health.harvard.edu/cancer/lose-weight-and-keep-it-off
2. Physical activity and reduced mortality and morbidity risk. http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/phd-physical-rec-older-disc~chapter-4~chapter-4-1
3. Replacing sedentary time with physical activity: a 15-year follow-up of mortality in a national cohort. https://www.dovepress.com/replacing-sedentary-time-with-physical-activity-a-15-year-follow-up-of-peer-reviewed-article-CLEP