If you need to “lose” weight, then commit to a reasonable food and exercise plan rather than resort to any extreme measures. And remember that a few simple changes can make a big difference. Getting serious about health and fitness doesn’t (usually) mean you have to turn your life on its ear.
Here are some resources to learn about healthy ways to lose weight that also provide products I recommend to help you with the process.
As I mention elsewhere, every BODY is different so it is good to find an eating plan that works well for YOU…and it might not be the same thing that works for your friend or even another family member. And it isn’t just about losing weight–though you usually will adjust to your optimal body weight (not too heavy or too light) if you find the right food plan for you–something that works for your body chemistry, energy output, and tastebuds!
So if you are on this page, I assume you do feel you need to adjust your weight up or down, or could use support in maintaining it. Let these resources help you, in addition to good support in your area.
Before you consider diet plans or any type of weight loss supplement you should check out WebMD’s website for healthy recipes and helpfulweight loss tips that encourage natural weight loss. WebMD also includes a Personal Food and Fitness Planner to guide you through your weight loss process. Follow the link below:
I really like this site! These places have good food, delivered to your door in easy-to-use ways to keep you going strong. This place, for instance, offers FRESHLY prepared, delicious, and nutritionally balanced meals delivered to your home. Rated the best tasting because it’s made by chefs & never freeze dried! Diet-to-Go has multiple meal plan options including: Low-Fat, Low-Carb, Vegetarian & Diabetic plans
They are, in some ways “better” or at least “different” than, say, Jenny Craig or NutriSystem. (Though I hear NutriSystem recently improved the quality and taste of their food–good for them!) Both of those bigger names can be good but some folks like different things or a variety. And, of course, there is WeightWatchers which doesn’t provide all the food but teaches you how to make choices with what you ordinarily eat.
By the way, these places aren’t all about weight loss but good healthy eating all the time. Try them…you may tire of one and want to mix it up by trying another after awhile. Give these other folks a shot in your rotation until you find what you love.
Also, you may want to consider a helpful, quick- read for advice on the best ways to lose weight. Included below is a link for Linda Spangle’s 100 Days of Weight Loss- The Secret To Being Successful On Any Diet Plan. Linda offers day-by-day lessons and simple tools for those hoping to stick to a diet plan. This book is intended for users who have 100 or more days to dedicate to their new diet and lifestyle, and although you may not have that much time before a pageant, this book can help you lose the weight and keep it off for the long run!
If you are trying to lose or manage your weight, a calorie counter is a very useful device. Check out the handheld version below:
Here is another great resource to consider: Nutrition.gov. This site hosts a plethora of helpful links from “strategies for success” to “what you should know about popular diets” to “body image.” As a government website it is an excellent and legitimate resource to answer any weight loss and management questions. Furthermore, you can browse by subject and calculate BMI. There are tons of links and lots of different topics related to weight loss and management. Explore, learn, and have fun! :]