1. Adjust your lifestyle to become a new, better you!
Beck Busis says: “Thinking of a diet as something you’re on and suffering through only for the short term doesn’t work”. You have to change your habits and be consistent if you want to achieve lifelong results.
John Apolzan, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the Ingestive Behavior Lab at Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center says that the amount of pounds you drop off the first month are the best predictors of long-term weight loss.
Immediate results are the motivators. Researchers suggest to hone in on your new diet the first 2 weeks to gain a momentum. First things to be cut are: unrefined carbs, sugar and alcohol. After you’re comfortable you can gradually brings those back in in moderate quantities. It’s all about proper balance. Limit yourself to specific tasks: certain amount of drinks per week, pizza slices etc. Don’t make it a torture, stay motivated!