Many people opt for the latest fad diet when they want to manage their weight, and are left feeling disappointed. Instead, shift your mindset from weight loss to how you want to feel. Strive for improved energy, clear skin and better health.
Keep a detailed diary over seven days then look for patterns – are you skipping meals? Eating enough veggies? Allowing yourself healthy snacks to keep you going until dinnertime? Do you drink enough water?
Jot down the bad habits you think are preventing weight loss. Common habits are: I drink wine most nights of the week to relax; I forget lunch and then find myself at a cafe or bakery; I don’t eat afternoon tea and overeat at dinner time.
Rank your habits from the most important to change, to those that can wait. Then rank them from the easiest to change, to the most difficult.
Start with a habit that is easy to change. To break or modify a habit you need to address a few things:
Some habits may take a few weeks to modify so keep referring to this list!
Your Unichem Pharmacist can help you work out a personalized weight management plan – have a chat at your next visit.