Being Bruce -: Weight Loss Tips - Dieting for Life

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Weight Loss Tips - Dieting for Life

 Dieting for Life

Once you confirm your ideal weight with your doctor, the next step is to work with your doctor, a nutritionist, or trainer to create a diet with the right calorie count and balance of carbohydrates, protein and fat to maintain your ideal weight. You want the proper diet to complement your workout program and to promote weight loss.

By starting with a diet plan to maintain your ideal weight, you’ll already be disciplined and knowledgeable about your nutrition needs so you can maintain your ideal weight once you’ve reached your goal.

Do not use fad diets that are focused on a single nutritional component – protein, carbohydrates, or fats. Single-component diets are not balanced and will not sustain good nutritional habits for a lifetime.

While you may be embarking on a weight loss program to drop to a particular weight or size, the last thing you want to do is to go up and down in your weight because you haven't established a diet for life, a diet that fits your lifestyle. If in your progress to lose weight as rapidly as possible (which will in most cases mean you haven't worked with a physician, nutritionist, or trainer), you essentially starve yourself, and you'll set yourself up for failure and weight gain in time. Many people experience this and it's pretty disheartening.

When you set up a diet plan for life, based on your ideal, target weight range, and encompassing healthy nutritional balance, you won’t lose overall weight as fast as with starvation diets, but you'll be in much better position to keep the weight off and actually be healthier.


The above strategy is from Marge and Bruce Brown's "Weight Loss Program - Personal Coaching Guide", from the Quantum Results Coaching Personal Development Series. Available on Amazon at CLICK THIS LINK

A key factor in our own weight management program loss is Beachbody's Shakeology Meal Replacement Shake (disclosure: we are Team Beachbody Coaches and benefit from Shakeology sales). For more information on Shakeology, including what doctors say, CLICK THIS LINK.