Approach your weight loss program one day at a time. Of course you’d like to lose all the weight overnight, but do I need to remind you how long it took to gain it?
Keeping a positive attitude and making small changes in your lifestyle is what wins the weight loss battle. Choosing the fruit over the doughnut is a step in the right direction. Do it several more times and it becomes a habit — and a much healthier one.
There’s no denying that changing lifelong habits can be tough. After all, these habits have defined who you are. It can feel like an emotional roller coaster: Some days, chipping away at these old habits seems easy, while on others, the task feels overwhelming.
So keep your eye on the target, and if you falter, don’t worry. Just pick yourself up and get right back on track. Over time, your deviations from the plan will become fewer and fewer, and your resolve will get stronger, especially when you’re seeing the pounds come off. Successful members who have changed their eating and exercise habits realize they can have it all, as long as they stay in control of the situation.
Written by Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic – Expert Column
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