A Healthy Meal Plan Tops Restrictive Diet – Leads to Real Weight Loss
Let’s be honest: when it comes to weight loss, the struggle is real. For those who have tried it all—personal trainers, meal plans, point systems, and every fad diet under the Hollywood sun—it may feel like the process of attempting to lose weight is futile.
But it’s never too late to get the results you’ve always wanted…. that is, if you’re ready to take your health—and your body—seriously. No matter how exhausted you are, how many juice cleanses you’ve attempted, and how many other things you have on your plate, it’s time to finally make losing weight a priority and kick those extra pounds—we know, it’s about time.
Think you’re prepared to take your health into your own hands? Read on to find out if you’re ready to finally change your body—and life—for the better.
Are you ready to eat real food?
Sure, fad diets and juice cleanses may work as quick-fixes for those who have a big event coming up and need to drop some pounds on-the-fly—but for those looking for sustainable solutions, you’re going to want to set aside the diet guides and meal-plan programs.
It’s been proven time and time again that trendy diets are ineffective for those hoping to keep the weight off longer than a few weeks—and that these types of programs can, in fact, cause long-term health complications.
A better solution? Instead of looking for temporary, dramatic food programs, those hoping to find long-term success must work on their nutritional education. This includes learning more about what makes a food “good” or “bad” for you, learning to choose healthy items while eating out or grocery shopping, and crafting a well-balanced diet of foods that are both accessible and tasty. By working to cultivate a mentally and physically healthy relationship with food, you’re more likely not only to lose the weight—but to keep it off in the future.
Are you tired of being tired?
After a long day at work, taking care of the kiddos, and finding time to socialize, it can be nothing short
of superhuman to find the energy and time to dedicate to working out. But don’t give into your own exhaustion—it’s a trap! Or, at least, a bit of a Catch 22.
Because: What’s the best way to counter that I’m-too-tired-to-exercise feeling? Exercise more.
According to a study done by University of Georgia researchers, low-intensity exercise reduces fatigue symptoms by 65 percent—effectively, exercise is a healthy alternative that can produce results similar to that of coffee or energy drinks. Because exercise helps improve oxygen flow and consumption as well as strength and endurance, pushing yourself to get that workout in will not only improve your chances of continuing to exercise regularly but also will likely leave you feeling re-energized and invigorated right away.
Are you done with feeling alone?
Weight loss can be difficult no matter what, but, as anyone who has attempted it knows: sticking to a workout and dietary plan is significantly harder when you’re going at it alone.
Without someone else to hold you accountable for your workouts, meals, and—for those who choose this solution—supplements, it can be difficult to stay on track…and much easier to make excuses for falling off the wagon. People who embark on a weight loss journey with a support system are more likely to lose more pounds, less likely to drop out, and better equipped to deal with the emotional changes that come with a physical transformation.
Whether you’re working with a personal trainer you trust, hitting the streets with a running buddy, joining a support group, or working with a trained weight loss coach, you’re more likely to succeed both short and long-term if you’re not going at it alone.
Are you sick of restrictions?
One of the biggest issues with fad diets and formulaic weight loss programs is that they feel restrictive; to succeed, you’re told that you must follow a set of rules. These programs often dictate when to work out, which exercises to do, what you can eat, what time of day you can eat, and more—making it both harder to follow, and more difficult to sustain these diets long-term. Restrictive programs also have high dropout rates—as it’s easier to justify abandoning the program altogether if you have made a single error—and are more likely to instill a feeling of failure if you aren’t able to follow the restrictions to a T.
Instead of subscribing to a program that will restrict you, choose a weight loss path that will give you the flexibility to thrive—an important factor for long-term success. By opting for a program or plan that emphasizes the importance of options in workouts, meals, and resources, you’ll be better set up to lose weight, transform your lifestyle, and—perhaps most importantly—maintain these tools on your own in the future. Compared to those who enroll in restrictive programs, you’ll be more likely to sustain the changes beyond your initial weight loss.
Are you ready to make a real change?
If you’re rolling your eyes at this question, take a second to think about it: are you really, truly ready? Are you ready to put in the work to monitor your own diet, to push yourself to get that workout in after a long day, and to make a change not just for now but forever?
Like they say, it’s all in the attitude. Long-term, maintainable weight loss is not possible without a true commitment both to your health and to your body.
If you’re ready to get serious about your weight loss, then it may be time to check out the dietary plans, trained coaches, and physician-monitored medical solutions offered through the Transformations Weight Loss program. Geared towards people who are serious about their weight loss yet have previously struggled with other methods and are looking for long-term success, the Transformations Weight Loss program uniquely combines resources to ensure that every patient is set up for success. If you’re ready to make this commitment to yourself—to improve your health and body both for now and for the future—there are no better hands to be in than those of the qualified staff at Transformations Weight Loss.
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