I’ve maintained a 75 lb. weight loss for nearly four years. These are my top 7 tips for weight loss tips.

Never go more than three hours without eating. While the science isn’t exact, this works because it keeps blood sugar stable. Not only does it keep the body fueled for activity, it also prevents simple carbohydrate binges, which happen when you go too long without eating and your body craves the simplest form of sugar it can get.

Eat food in its whole form. You’ve heard about shopping the perimeter of the grocery store. In addition to that, beans, nuts, whole grain rice and essential oils (olive and coconut) are key components of a healthy, balanced diet. Fruit, vegetables and lean protein are the basis of any healthy diet.

Do exercise you enjoy. Forget the latest exercise craze. Do what you love. As you start to incorporate physical activity on a regular basis, you can explore a more well-rounded exercise plan. So, if you love to walk, get moving!
Drink water. Simple enough, right? Did you know most people need half or their entire body weight in ounces of water a day? Depending on your activity level and how much you sweat, a good place to start is to take your body weight and divide it in half. That’s how many ounces of water you should drink a day.

Find what works for you. There are a lot of great nutrition programs out there. Find one that speaks to you, that supports your goals and lifestyle, and start there. A little bit of structure goes a long way. Educating yourself about nutrition is the best way to ensure success in the long run.

When in doubt, hire a pro. Don’t wait until you’ve tried everything. If you’re serious about weight loss and improving your health, seek the services of a certified nutritionist and certified personal trainer. Your physician is a great place to start for help with a nutritionist. Look for a CPT with a national certification: NASM, ACE, ACSM or NSCA. Ask questions before you hire and make a financial commitment. A professional should have no problem answering questions about their qualifications or experience.

Take the focus off of weight loss. Wait, did she just say that? Yes. Focus on healthy habit changes. Weight loss is a byproduct of healthy and balanced living. Fix your habits. The weight loss will follow.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post!  I sure enjoyed getting to sit down and interview these tops ladies in their field of nutrition and wellness.  Their passion for helping others is so clear when talking with them.  Weight loss isn’t ever easy, it takes a lot of will-power and subtle changes to help you reach your goals.  I hope you found this post as helpful as I did.


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