Target weight loss to a special event.
Feeling cynical about your weight loss goals? You may be able to turn things around if you set a date for your end goal. In this HealthDay article, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers a set of baby steps that can potentially help you lose the weight you've been wanting to lose for awhile. Read more below.
Planning to shed a few pounds before that upcoming wedding or party?
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice:
Create a diet plan with realistic goals. Track your progress.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables at each meal, with small servings of carbohydrates and protein.
Get a minimum of 2 1/2 hours of exercise per week.
To lose about 1 pound each week, trim about 500 calories per day from your diet. Nix potato chips in favor of veggies, and have fruit for dessert.
Weigh yourself weekly, and chart your progress.
Use this plan as a way to begin a healthy lifestyle, and continue it long after the event is over.