Often, people have unrealistic weight loss goals. If you are restricting food intake, over-exercising, or thinking about food and your body all the time then that is not the healthiest weight for you. Any changes you make in an effort to lose weight should be habits you can keep up for the long haul. Luckily, little changes that you enjoy can add up to big accomplishments over time.
You can read more if you are trying to eat in a way that aligns with their weight loss goals. You must eat every 3-4 hours to keep blood sugar balanced, plan healthy snacks, and don't feel guilty when you eat something you feel like you shouldn't. Aim to follow the healthy plate method about 80% of the time throughout the week and don't worry about the rest.
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The healthy plate method refers to filling half your plate veggies, a quarter with whole grains, and the last quarter with lean protein. This strategy makes portion control easy, without the need to tediously measure everything. Being conscious of sugar and alcohol intake can help too, as those 'empty' calories can add up over time.
When it comes to exercising, find something you actually enjoy. It will make it easier to be consistent. If you don't have 45 minutes for a long workout, do 20 minutes or even a 10-minute walk and try to build in more active time later.
Weight loss can be hard, but small lifestyle changes that you can keep up with will help you find success. Dieting is not only unsustainable because it's too hard to keep up with restrictions over time, but also it wreaks havoc on your metabolism and your mental health.