Binge eating is something many people just can’t say no to. Especially during the holidays, food just seems to be everywhere! There is just too much temptation to indulge in all those salty and fatty foods. Now you decide to step on the scale and to your dismay, you find that in such a short span of time, you’ve already gained quite a few pounds. So, you start going to the gym and decide that you’ll just eat once a day in order to be slim. This is the automatic response of those who gained weight. But the more you deprive yourself of the foods you used to indulge in, the stronger your cravings become. Until one day, you snap out of your routine and resort to your old eating habits again. And the cycle continues.
The question is, what is the most effective and easiest way to achieve weight loss without depriving yourself?
Research studies show that for people who are overweight or obese, losing about 5-10 percent body weight can already have a good impact on one’s health. And there are plenty of ways to keep the pounds off. Some would get out of their way to hit the gym while others resort to changing their diet and eating habits for a much faster weight loss. But there is one way that can help you deal with your dilemma and it’s pretty simple. You can start by using common-sense strategies that most people who are trying to lose weight may have overlooked.
1. Acknowledge your situation. The tendency of someone who just gained weight is to deny that fact that they did. Take note that it is important to be honest to yourself and acknowledge that you accumulated those extra pounds. Through this, you can identify the main reasons why you gained weight and develop a plan to achieve weight loss.
2. Put it into writing. This may sound common but writing down what you love to eat would make you aware of how much you are really gobbling on. Listing them down one by one will make you more conscious of your diet. If you have already formed a list, visit your nutritionist to get an assessment and help you start setting achievable goals.
3. Go for small frequent meals. Eating smaller meals throughout the day is a lot better than having a few big meals. The body needs food every three hours and it does not need heavy meals to be satisfied.
4. Seek the help of a personal trainer. By enlisting the help of a professional trainer, you get to focus on doing workouts that are suitable to your body type. In addition, your personal trainer may just be the one person who can sincerely motivate you to live a much healthier lifestyle.
If you follow these simple and common sense strategies, the time will come when you will not only look good but also feel good about yourself. It is just a matter of being committed to stay healthy.