According to Gary Foster, Ph. D (University of Pennsylvania), almost 65% of all dieters end up back at their old weight within 3 years. That’s the bad news.
In other words, most dieters fail to lose weight, but if you manage to make it through the first year, you dramatically improve your odds of staying at a lower, healthier weight for many years to come.
The question is, what can you do to avoid the mistakes that keep many of America’s 45 million dieters at their current weight year in, year out?
Read on to get 7 proven ways to lose weight so you can keep it off for good.
1. Avoiding Crash Dieting
Losing weight fast seems like a good idea. Part of the appeal is that once you’re slim, you can go back to indulging in the same foods and behaviors you had before.
That’s why the number one rule of effective weight loss is having a long-term plan, not a quick-fix strategy.
2. Consuming Enough Protein to Store Less Fat
3. Eating Breakfast
It’s long been common knowledge that a big breakfast is key to losing weight – but now, we’ve got research to confirm it.
So, do like your mom taught you and eat your breakfast as soon as you get up in the morning!
4. Drinking Vinegar
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5. Keeping a Food Journal
If you or someone you know is suffering from obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or other life-threatening diseases, it may be time to think about gastric bypass and lap band surgery.
A randomized study of 326 ReShape patients found that they lost an average of 14.3 pounds over 6 months; less than gastric bypass patients, but still impressive.
7. Intermittent Fasting
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