The Gradual Lifestyle Shift of Effective Weight Loss
Obesity is a risk factor for numerous ailments, diseases, and disorders.
Grasping how to maintain a healthy body weight by living a healthier lifestyle is one of the most pressing issues facing society.
By 2025, it is estimated that 18% of men and 21% of women will be obese, globally.
The Global Population’s weight is scalable
In the US alone, 68.8% of people are already categorized as overweight or obese.
The UK has one of the worst problems in Western Europe with 67% of men, 57% of women and a quarter of children being described as overweight.
In Australia, 35.5% of adults are classified as being overweight with 27.9% regarded as being obese with over one quarter of Australian children and adolescents being described as overweight or obese.
Alarming isn’t it!
There are countless numbers of diets that, for a short time, reduce calorie intake and in this way decrease weight.
However, the number of us dieting at any one given time demonstrates that this is not a fool proof, sustainable solution.
Each year in the UK, 65% of women and 44% of men aim to lower their weight by reducing high fat content or sugary foods, even eating smaller portions.
The Yoyo Effect
Surveys also predict that a quarter of people are always trying to lose weight, or “yoyo dieting”.
The continual motivator of dieting to lose weight, subsequent weight gain, and further weight loss is part of a cycle that repeats itself for yo-yo dieters.
In fact, a recent study shows that nearly 65% of dieters return to their pre-diet weight within three years.
It’s hard to believe losing weight is far easier and straightforward than maintaining any weight loss, but for health concerns, we need to preserve the lower weight.
Only a few quality weight loss programs are formulated for those who are quite overweight or deemed obese and need to lose up to 90 kilograms (like the one in the link), as they teach people on how to maintain their new weight.
That’s the secret.
Learning how to sustain a healthier way of living for life.
Extremely restrictive diets and fads are so much harder to sustain.
Plus, the majority of these diet plans are far from healthy – ironic in the scheme of things.
Don’t give up on your weight loss journey!
The stats would have you thinking, what’s the point in dieting?!
The odds are stacked against us. I guess it’s a bit like trying to quit smoking.
It’s really hard for most people to go cold turkey so instead, they keep trying and eventually they get there.
The immense evidence highlights that if you need to lose weight, you should definitely try, try and try again.
It’s more about creating lifestyle changes that you can follow long after you’ve reached your goal weight which will deem effective, sustainable weight loss management.
With all the trying you’ve been doing, you will pick up and learn habits along the way that work for you – so reuse and amplify the techniques and habits that work.
Simply Shift your mindset
There is increasing insights in exploring the benefits of approaching weight loss from a different perspective – with a focus on building positive health habits as opposed to breaking bad ones.
A significant shift in mindset has the potential to completely change the way we approach dieting forever, especially when early research suggests such an approach is linked to long-term weight loss.
Simple advice on building healthy habits, include general lifestyle recommendations to support weight control such as “keep to a meal routine”, “pack a healthy snack”, and “focus on your food” to support dietary planning, mindful eating and eat more fresh foods.
That to me sounds like an effective, gradual lifestyle shift for weight loss.