The greatest weight loss strategies are the ones that can stand the test of time. These tips were created by RDs, MDs, psychologists, trainers, celebrities, and women who have been there, done it:
EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST. It will energize you and set you up to keep your eating in check.
EAT AT LEAST 80% OF THINGS THAT GROW. Avoid processed and boxed foods as much as possible.
DON'T BLOW OFF MEALS. You'll lose an average of 8 more lbs. a year, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. If you live with people who like to indulge, BUY TREATS FOR THEM THAT YOU DON'T LIKE.
KEEP FRUIT AT WORK and steer clear of candy and treat bowls.
KEEP A FOOD AND EXERCISE JOURNAL. Studies show that you lose more when you track your food and training.
SET SPECIFIC GOALS WITH DEADLINES.
BLOG YOUR GOAL; it's harder to quit in front of an audience.
PORTION CONTROL. Share a restaurant entree or have them doggy bag half prior to receiving your plate.
WORK OUT IN THE A.M. Brigham Young University researchers found that 45 mins. of moderate to vigorous exercise in the morning reduces your motivation and desire for food, especially junk.
GET A MINIMUM OF 6-8 HOURS OF SLEEP A NIGHT. Without it, the appetite hormone, ghrelin, increases which could result in weight gain.
Source - Melissa Daly