Irecently watched the 20/20 episode on weight loss, aired on 01/04/2013, which shed light on some very real ways of losing weight. Drawing upon the personal experiences of three individuals who were caught in a vicious cycle of constant social embarrassment because of obesity, this segment of 20/20 turned out to be my favorite.
We all read about people who lose half their body weight with a cutting-edge, slimming surgery; however, when one loses weight with tons of perseverance and patience, the sweet feeling of victory is overwhelming. Richard, Ashley and Leah, the three people whose success stories area constant encouragement to us, shed half their weightby realizing the adverse effects obesity had on the quality of their life.
Just as reducing the portion size of meals worked wonders for LeahFernandez,we can also adopt similar weight loss tips andlose at least 4 to 5 pounds a month. Where the segment highlights the social and personal benefits of losing weight, it also tells us of the pain and suffering that obese people go through when addicted to food.
Food addiction has been recognized as a medical condition, just like drug addiction, in which the brain is attracted to foods that are harmful for our health. Commitment and patience is the key to making sure you do not resume your old eating habits, after jotting down your new diet plan.
Weight loss tips that are fun and easy are not hard to come by. Any regimen or plan can be madeeasier if it is done with the motivation to lose weight and if the right attitude towards weight loss is adopted. A very important tip highlighted in the stories of the participants was to recognize the right moment, whichis one where weight loss methods are easy to implement. The following three tips sum up all you need to doto maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Tip 1- What to eat:Hefty portions, sugarytreats and oil rich foods spell disaster. Try to incorporate green vegetables and oat cereals in your diet, as they are delicious yet low on the calorie scale. Plenty of weight loss recipes are found online, especially for juices and yogurts that provide good nutrition.
Tip 2- Best weight loss exercises:Easy weight loss exercises, particularlywalking and yoga are easy to learn and can be done at any time of the day. Exactly as Richard and Leah developed a passion for exercise, you can try to walk your way back and forth from work or at least as far as the grocery store! Such healthy habits are important and need to be implemented alongside a proper diet plan, so that the weight loss regimen can be holistic.
Tip 3- Weight loss encouragement and motivation:Be it 18, 20 or 25 months, constant encouragement and support from friends and family is what makes you stronger.
Remember to focus on the recovery process,instead of what you weigh because becoming disillusioned with the slow process of weight loss is quite easy. However, a long-termplan ensures that your body does not suffer from sudden changes and can continue to function normally, while you bring drastic changes to your lifestyle.