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How to Lose Weight When Diets Fail

Discussion in 'Dietetics' started by Egyptian Doctor, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Egyptian Doctor

    Egyptian Doctor Moderator Verified Doctor

    Mar 21, 2011
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    Many of us try, and fail, at sticking to a diet plan. We blame the diet or ourselves for our failure, then tend to give up. However, you can lose weight even if a diet fails by taking a different approach to the weight loss itself. Determine your reasons for your desire to lose weight and take it from there. Licensed psychotherapist Thayer White believes no diet program yields permanent weight loss unless individuals resolve their own feelings and issues about their weight gain and determine what caused them to put it on in the first place. You can lose weight without following a strict diet for long-lasting and effective weight loss success.

    Step 1

    Avoid drastic and sudden changes in diet or exercise expectations when you decide to lose weight. After all, it took some time to gain weight, and as we all know, it's a lot easier to put it on than take it off. However, you can lose weight by gradually increasing your amount of daily exercise while at the same time reducing the number of calories you eat on a daily basis. Exercise also produces endorphins, those "feel good" chemicals that offer a sense of well being and happiness. While you exercise, think to yourself. Tell yourself you are doing your body and your mind some good, and think about why you eat bad food or too much food, and resolve to change that.

    Step 2

    Refuse to call your weight loss plan a diet. Diet is a bad word for many of us, a word that brings up images of starvation and deprivation. You don't have to follow the latest diet crazes to lose weight, despite their hype. Eat sensibly. Reduce your consumption of fast foods, sugary foods and starchy carbohydrates on a daily basis and replace them with other foods you like and that will fill you up without leaving you feeling hungry and deprived.

    Step 3

    Allow yourself to indulge once in a while. Give yourself a reward every week for eating better. Yes, you can have a hot dog, a pizza or even a piece of chocolate cake every once in a while, which will help soothe your sweet tooth and cravings. Just limit yourself to such indulgences. You can enjoy holiday dinners with the family. Diet plans that are severely restrictive are fine for short-term use, but are not sensible or realistic for long-term weight loss or maintaining that weight loss.
    Step 4

    Eat sensibly, which means eating smaller portions (don't get out the scale). So you don't feel hungry, eat five or six small meals every day instead of two or three. This keeps the body feeling full most of the day and keeps the metabolism revved up while digesting that food. Balance nutrients your body needs by choosing fruits, vegetables and lean meats for most of your meals. Yes, you can have that baked potato for dinner, but don't load it with mounds of sour cream, cheese and bacon. You can lose a lot of weight by just reducing your consumption of regular sodas, pastries, fried and fatty foods, and condiments from your daily diet. Most of all, be patient. Changing attitudes takes time, but you can do it.


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  2. thomasmite

    thomasmite Well-Known Member

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    When diet is fail in reducing weight according to your desire then it means that it is totally your mistake. Either you chose wrong diet plan or forbidden to add some important tips in diet. Mostly people start diet with out any use full information about diet and their body structure. And at the end blamed to diet plan. If you did not achieve desire result then you have to take a complete over view of daily routine. Its help to find mistake and get essential goal.

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