Despite the fact that many people know they’d feel better both physically and mentally if they took steps to live a healthier lifestyle and perhaps lose some weight, the problem is that healthy, sustainable weight loss isn’t a one and done project.
It’s all too common to get amped up and ready to take charge of your health on New Year’s Day. But it doesn’t take long before that impulse begins to fade as other things take priority and your weight loss goals fall by the wayside.
True, life is demanding and busy, full of seemingly endless responsibilities and to-dos—from getting the kids to school to doing your job to tending to household duties to dealing with that bothersome cold you caught over the weekend, and so on.
The problem is the “idea” of losing weight is often just that—a wonderful idea that lies somewhere in the future when you have the time and energy to tackle it. But the truth is the best time to start taking better care of yourself and your health is now.
When it comes to healthy weight loss, it’s not about reaching a number on the scale as fast as possible. Crash or fad diets may shed pounds quickly, but the weight will inevitably come back once normal habits and activities are resumed. Studies show that a consistently healthy diet and regular exercise are integral to a successful long-term weight loss.1
By getting real about weight loss and creating a practical plan, you’ll be able to reach your goals sooner than you might think.
If have a larger body and weight loss is recommended for you, having a goal to lose weight is important for your health and longevity.