Most folks have dieted at one time or another to shed a few pounds.
Inevitably, the pounds creep back.
But, according to a place called the National Weight Control Registry, regaining lost weight isn’t inevitable:
Some people are able to lose a substantial amount of weight and keep it off at least a decade.
Here’s how they do it:
- Track their food intake.
- Count calorie or fat grams or use a commercial weight-loss program to track food intake.
- Follow a low-calorie, low-fat diet … about 1,800 calories a day with less than 30% of calories from fat.
- Eat breakfast regularly.
- Limit the amount they eat out … dining out an average of three times a week and eating fast food less than once a week.
- Eat similar foods regularly with no binging on holidays and special occasions.
- Walk about an hour a day or burn the same calories with other activities.
- Watch fewer than 10 hours of TV a week.
- Weigh themselves at least once a week.
OK, I’ll start by having breakfast … the rest can come later.
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