Social support is a key factor in making behavioral changes that support health changes, including losing weight While your journey is ultimately a personal one, pairing up with a trusted friend or loved one who is also working toward weight loss can increase your chance of success.
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Cravings can get the best of you if you’re not mindful, causing you to go overboard in your indulgence and take a detour from your healthy eating goals. Knowing how to control them can give you a strong defense against their alluring ways.
Salt tends to be the first thing we reach for when we want to bring out the flavors in our food. Many of us reach for the shaker for foods that are packed with more salt than we probably realize. Our bodies need sodium, but too much can contribute to health concerns.
You may think achieving the “ideal” weight means slipping into a specific size or looking like someone you know, but what really matters is aiming for a healthy weight—a goal that is absent of arbitrary numbers and is instead based on your body and what it needs to function well.
Even with so much to do and temptations at every table, it is possible to eat right to manage your weight and stay well-nourished. Feed your body with the same care you feed your spirit this season. These tips can help.
Magazines, books and infomercials bombard us with fad diets and their promises of fast and easy weight loss. These “quick fixes” may sound like just what you are looking for, but achieving and maintaining a healthy weight come from long-term lifestyle changes.
Wanting to get healthy and accepting the body you have today don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Achieve your goals by keeping the focus on how you feel instead of how you look. These suggestions will help you remain positive and true to yourself on your road to reaching a healthy weight.
No one likes to hear it, but you can’t escape the fact that as you age, it’s tougher to stay at a healthy weight. There’s no magic solution to freeze time, but working to achieve and maintain a healthy weight is a real chance to feel as young as possible.
How often have you set out to eat healthy portions at dinner only to realize you’ve helped yourself to a few too many scoops of potatoes after it’s too late? Overeating can compromise your health and your waistline, but setting yourself up for success is easier than you think.
Have you ever worked hard to lose weight only to see it creep back? These winning strategies—lessons learned from people who have taken off at least 30 pounds and kept it off for a year or more—may be just what you need to help keep weight off over the long run.
Though personal choice does play a role in how much we eat, overeating tends to be a product of several factors both within you and around you. Explore ways you can prevent yourself from eating more than your body needs the next time around.