Are you a yo-yo dieter? Do you follow a diet, lose weight then regain the weight you worked so hard to lose? Most people do! In fact, two-thirds of people will regain MORE weight than they lose after a diet. There are a few reasons why.
Today, Ashley Osterman and Nicole Aucoin discuss five strategies for long-term weight loss. If you are ready to make a change, take control of your health and lose the weight once and for all, this Nutrition Made Simple podcast episode is for you!
The first secret to long term weight loss is having a positive support system, this is so important.
Did you know that 95% of your success or failure can be attributed to who you surround yourself with?
You’re the average of the five people you hang out with the most and we learn to look at those five people. Are they positive influences on your health and wellness? Are they positive influences on a healthy lifestyle?
Ditch the diet
Diets are not sustainable, they can be very restrictive. We want you to foster a healthy relationship with food and really create a healthy lifestyle for sustainable success towards your goals.
Focus on whole foods like meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar and keep it simple.
Daily habits and habit stacking
What are you doing every day that’s going to progress you towards your goals?
If you can truly build habits, and it doesn’t happen overnight, it’s going to become second nature.
Look at your daily life, where you can find things that you automatically do and associate a healthy habit with that, to get it to be consistent in your lifestyle!
You want to exercise on a regular basis every day. It could start off with just walking for 15 minutes.
Swimming, a bike ride or yoga, it doesn’t matter what type of movement or exercise that you want to do. What does matter is that you do it consistently. Consistency is the key here.
Having an accountability partner is going to help you stay on track even when you don’t want to go exercise, you still go because you don’t want to let your accountability partner down.
Sleep has so many different effects on the body and lack of sleep is going to really be detrimental to the progress towards your goals.
If you’re not getting seven to nine hours, it’s time for you to start prioritizing sleep.
Try a sleep schedule, go to bed at a specific time, wake up at a specific time, make sure you power down and get off of those electronics and devices that emit blue rays and blue light, at least 30 to 45 minutes before you try to go to bed.