The thought of introducing healthy changes to your lifestyle can be daunting.
Where do you start? What do you do to stop falling off the wagon? What’s the point?
While there’s no denying the process is tough, it can be made easier with a wise and helpful tip (or two). Formerly ‘overweight’ Reddit users recently shared the best weight management tip that actually worked for them — and stuck.
1. Ditch the juice.
While replacing fizzy drinks with juice might seem like a good idea, it requires moderation.
“Fruit juice and smoothies are terrible if you’re trying to lose weight,” wrote one Reddit user.
This is because they can often be packed with more sugar than your favourite form of bubbles.
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2. Be honest with yourself.
Don’t just write down the good stuff.
“Recording intake, even when you ‘cheat’, is the biggest thing … I would give up on tracking my meals/macros because I was ashamed I had given in to a craving,” wrote one Redditor, who worked at managing her weight for a long time.
“I started again, and now even I record everything I eat even when I know I will exceed a sugar/calorie goal. Getting over the shame of ‘failing’ was a huge improvement. Most of the time, my calorie intake averages out to my goal over the course of the week, and I’ve started seeing my diet as a long-term lifestyle change and not a short-term weight loss regimen.”
3. Drink milk.
“I have a full glass of milk every day at lunch, and the protein and fat help me stay satisfied from lunch until dinner without needing to snack. It’s the only thing I drink besides water and unsweetened tea (and the occasional glass of wine).”