Losing weight is an incredible effort - does not matter how much is your extra weight. It takes sacrifices, strength and persistence.
The first step before starting a weight loss diet is consulting your GP. It is really important to know your medical condition before choosing the right method and exclude all risk factor.
I know that people can be really desperate to lose weight and there is a point when they would do really anything to reach our goal - but sometimes fast weight loss makes things even worst and risk our health. So the first step is visiting the GP.
The most common mistake in weight loss
The most common mistake in weight loss - concentrating on only one part, like calorie intake, our physical activity.
These are really important, but concentrating on only one of them, unfortunately, does not lead to a successful and long-term weight loss. The problem is if only one of them is missing, it is really hard to lose weight and keep it off. The following 4 parts are the pillars of the successful weight loss - does not matter what method we choose.
The 4 pillars of successful and long-term weight loss
#1 Balanced, low-calorie diet
Special K Bar (11 bar about 1100 kcal) or 6 bag crisps (5*35g about 1100 kcal) does not cover our nutritional needs despite falling within the safe calorie allowance. Eating the right food gives us energy, delivers the most important nutrients and keeps us in a good mood while we are losing weight. This also makes our diet sustainable and enjoyable and keeps the weight off later. So a balanced, low-calorie diet the first pillar of a healthy weight loss diet.
#2 Regular physical activity
#3 Fluid intake
#4 Regular bowel movements
The important thing that all 4 pillars are equally important and they all need our attention. These can help us to establish the healthy eating habits what we can keep up after our weight loss diet.