What works for weight management?
While a number of diet plans may work for taking off extra weight, these plans will only be successful if long-term changes are made to your eating habits. Rather than following a restrictive diet that will be impossible or difficult to maintain forever, it is better to revise one's eating habits so that it's possible to not only lose weight but also maintain a healthy weight. It's important to make long-term changes in your eating behavior and physical activity. Here are some tips to accomplish this:
• Your choices are what makes you. Make choices that are healthy and what you can follow long term.
• Choose a healthful assortment of food that include vegetables, fruits, grains especially whole grains, skim milk, and fish, lean meat, poultry, or beans.
• Choose foods that are low in fat and added sugars as much as possible.
• Eating vegetables, fruits, and grains helps one feel full, achieve good health, and manage one's weight.
• Whatever the food, eat a sensible portion size. Not only what you eat but how much you eat matters. So watch how much you put on your plate.
• Try to be more active throughout the day.
• To maintain a healthy weight after weight loss, it helps for adults to do at least 45 minutes of moderate physical activity daily.
• Over time, even a small decrease in calories eaten and a small increase in physical activity can prevent weight gain or help with weight loss.
• Don’t remove your favorite dessert entirely from your diet as this can result in binge eating later. Include your favorite dessert in your diet too but maintain a limitation.