Monday, July 23, 2012

Our Top 3 Ways To Keep The Pounds Off

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When it comes to weight loss, it seems to be anybody’s guess what works and what doesn’t. It often comes down to the individual person and their lifestyle. The strategies you choose can be endless....counting calories, weighing in, exercising, measuring food, drinking more water, “dieting”, eating more fibre, meal replacement shakes, hypnosis...the list goes on. But what REALLY works?

A new study published just last week showed three strategies that helped keep the pounds off long term:
1. Monitor – Women who completed food journals regularly lost significantly more weight. Journaling helps keep you on target by being mindful everyday of what you are eating. Use your journal as a way to reflect on the day – what worked, what didn’t and other factors that may influence what you are eating (i.e. stress, sleep, exercise, hydration) – you may be surprised!
2. Eat regularly! Women who skipped meals lost LESS weight. Eating regularly helps keep your metabolism strong during the day and prevents cravings and overeating at meal times. Eat every 3-5 hours.

3. Avoid restaurant meals – No matter how many healthy substitutions you make when eating out, the calories, sodium and fat in restaurant food is usually higher than what you would eat at home. So save your waistline (and your pocket book) and cut back on eating out. 

There is no magic trick to weight loss, the bottom line: hard work and common sense pays off.


- A & M, GetRealGurls Nutrition @ www.getrealgurlsnutrition.com 

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