What's the best way to lose weight? After 11 years in the field of diet, fitness and nutrition, I've heard many definitions and plans of action.
So, what is the best way to lose weight?
It's the healthy eating plan that not only creates a caloric deficit but also feeds you the variety of healthy, delicious foods that keep you engaged and feeling satisfied!
Sounds simple, right? It can be.
But there's more to this "weight loss miracle" -- you also need regular activity to keep your calorie-burning metabolism in high gear and to keep your muscles working and toning.
Toned muscles burn calories even when the workout ends. Sure, you can lose weight with diet alone. But you'll lose more weight through an active lifestyle.
Here's what others say about the best way to lose weight:
"To lose weight, you must eat fewer calories or burn up more calories than you need. The best way to lose weight is to do both...
"A positive attitude is very important for successful weight loss and weight management. To lose weight permanently, you must make a commitment to gradually adopt a healthier way of life."
"Talk to anyone who's lost weight on a diet and you'll get a multitude of reasons as to which diet works best. There are many individual factors that will determine why you prefer and experience greater success with one diet or another.
"The diet that's easiest for you to stick to will be one that you feel most comfortable following, so you should like the ingredients and feel like the menus or food plans are easy to prepare or access."
"You probably know that hundreds of different fad diets, weight-loss programs and outright scams promise quick and easy weight loss.
"But the foundation of every successful weight-loss program still remains a healthy, low-calorie diet combined with exercise. You must make permanent changes in your lifestyle and health habits to lose significant weight and keep it off."
The health and weight loss resolutions that stand the best chance of lasting are the ones that call for minor, doable changes, experts say. "The key is to take small, positive steps and move ahead consistently," says Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, a nutrition professor at Penn State University. "People need to be realistic about the changes they can achieve."
David Katz, MD, director of the Prevention Research Center for Yale University, says that one key to making resolutions that last is to do more planning and less proclaiming. "Resolutions tend to be the stuff of inspiration, but lasting behavior change is the stuff of planning, sustainable motivations, and careful consideration of the pros and cons," he says.
Here at Diet-to-Go, we know that eating great food that's served in the proper portions is one of the least-stressful ways to lose weight.
Our three meal plans -- Low-Fat, Low-Carb and Vegetarian -- each have five full weeks of menus. You'll never get bored!
Diet-to-Go is good food that comes direct to you at a good price. And that makes it a priceless way to save time, save money and save your figure!
Good luck with whatever diet you choose.
Just remember, it's important that you don't opt for trendy fad diets... eating plans that cut out certain foods and will almost always lead to yo-yo weight regain as soon as you go back to your normal ways of eating.
Author: John McGran