New and proven weight loss strategies for 2010

Maria Papadopoulou By Maria Papadopoulou, 11th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Health>Diet & Nutrition

If you are trying to lose weight, you need to know exactly what tips to follow, as they work better than some others.

Weight loss

Weight loss equals better health, better sleep and better quality of life. Loosing weight is however a goal that is rarely accomplished, as most people tend to choose diets that do not work for them, in a desperate attempt to reach their ideal weight as soon as possible.

Why most diets do not work

1. Diets that focus only on certain foods

Following a diet which focus only on certain foods can make you get easily bored and start craving for your favorite, forbidden foods. Before long, you get back to your old eating habits and gain even more weight than before.

2. Fast low-calorie diets
Fast low-calorie diets force your body to lower its metabolic rate and burn fewer calories. When you start eating normally again, your metabolism cannot readjust and you need to consume even fewer calories than before to lose weight. This is known as the ''yo-yo syndrome''.

3. Diets full of empty promises
There are diets that promise fast and long-lasting weight loss because they contain a ''miracle'' ingredient or because they can cleanse your body from all toxins. Both of those promises are empty. There is no ''miracle'' ingredient and those body cleanses are highly suspect.

New and proven weight loss strategies for 2010

1. Keep a food journal

Start keeping a food journal where you will write everything you eat on a daily basis. That will help you keep better track of what you consume and in what quantity. According to WebMd, the more you write in your food journal, the more weight you will lose.

2. EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

EFT helps the mind and the nervous system deal effectively with negative feelings that result in unhealthy eating habits and easily adopt a healthy lifestyle. Either with the help of an experienced practitioner or on their own, compulsive eaters can be helped tremendously by EFT.

3. The right weight loss program

Choosing the right weight loss program for you and sticking with it is very important. Changing diets frequently wears you out and increases the risk of going back to your old eating habits.

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Calories, Diets, Low-Calorie Diets, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Program, Weight Loss Strategies

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author avatar Maria Papadopoulou
I am a certified health visitor and i also hold two bachelor degrees in translation as well as a bachelor degree in subtitling.

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author avatar joeldgreat
12th Nov 2010 (#)

Now I know, no wonder it didn't work-out to me. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar DevikaPrimic
12th Nov 2010 (#)

Most of us need to know how to to diet and you did a great job on your article

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author avatar Maria Papadopoulou
14th Nov 2010 (#)

Glad i could help...

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author avatar Charlene Nuble
15th Nov 2010 (#)

Nice tips Maria!

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author avatar Denise O
27th Nov 2010 (#)

As always Maria. Great tips.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Maria Papadopoulou
29th Nov 2010 (#)

You are welcome

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