If you are overweight, don’t think “I need to go on a diet”, instead think “I need a new lifestyle”.
When you finally decide you need to lose the weight, don’t start a diet as an immediate solution to a problem, like having to buy a larger size dress instead of one two sizes smaller than you are; or your belt is too small and you have to buy a larger one, not a good sign. In men, an increase in waistline can mean your heart may be feeling the pressure of that extra fat around your waist.
Time to make some changes; but these changes cannot or should not be made to solve a temporary obstacle. You must decide to change your life-style rather than going on a diet. You know that what you have been doing so far does not work, so perhaps it’s time to try something different.
Don’t be impatient to lose those unwanted pounds, allow yourself enough time to lose them safely. Remember, you did not gain the weight overnight and you cannot expect your body to drop those pounds overnight.
By now you have realized that all those diets you have been on, just do not work! Time for a different approach. Time for a life-style change.
Think long-term results. Start by finding out what your caloric intake should be, based on your sex, height, age and physical activity. In order to start losing the weight, deduct 500 calories daily from your plan if you want to lose one pound per week. I know, that does not sound like much, but then, in order to lose more, increase your physical activity and the crowning point is…Stop eating from fast food places, which contain high amounts of saturated fats, salt and carbohydrates.