Nutrition experts have been warning us for decades that these so-called fad-diets that offer miraculous weight loss will not work, but are the main risk factor for becoming obese. For this reason, whether you are considered to be obese or just being overweight, you should inquire professional help from a nutritionist. They can help you establish the correct guidelines for you, in choosing a healthy diet that enables weight loss for your body type.
Weight loss should be gradual and by choosing a slower weight loss plan, it will mean less relapses or setbacks. This means, losing weight little by little, but consistency will bring you long-term benefits to help you keep the weight off permanently. This by the way, is one of Kim Kardashian’s secrets to losing weight.
An investigation of more than 200 people took place throughout a whole year involving a personalized weight loss program. Dieticians established healthy habits by designing these individually personalized programs that included a wholesome diet and exercise plan. From day one, and then each following week, they would record and make an analysis of the progress made and the weight of each participant. Also, they would take note of any eating habits or behavior patterns that could be interesting in the study (compulsive eating, feeling of fullness, appetite regulation…). Those participating in the study could also attend evaluation meetings to see the overall results for more detailed information at six months, one year and two years after the study.
The investigators of this study, discovered that the weight loss difference for three week diets to be less than long-term diets that encouraged consistent weekly weight loss. The end of the program showed the latter to be more effective. However, the participants who quickly lost weight towards the beginning of the program quickly plateaued and showed less weight loss towards the end of the program. This suggested that the main habit changes in the beginning of the weight loss program would predicate if the patient would successfully continue to lose weight towards the end of the program. The contrary should be trying to find out in what area the patient is failing to adjust his lifestyle to reach the long-term goal.
Details on how to plan your menu ahead and eating at home, preparing meals on the weekends at home for the busy week ahead and also, suggestions on how reduce the frequency that you eat out, can help patients to loss weight by constructing a healthy lifestyle. Simple actions such as those mentioned above can reduce the possibilities of overeating and eating items that promote weight gain.