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Lose Weight Without Dieting

Posted by on June 4th, 2012

Diet Plate | Guarantee Green BlogAlthough it sounds too good to be true, the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to do it without dieting. Instead of embarking on the next fad diet, a few simple lifestyle changes will help you lose weight and keep it off forever!

Diets that restrict calorie intake and force you to eat food that you don’t enjoy might cause a quick drop in weight, but as all experienced dieters will tell you, the moment the diet ends the weight comes right back on. In fact, the majority of people that go on crash diets actually end up heavier a few months after the diet ends than they were before.

Restrictive calorie diets put your metabolism into starvation mode, causing your body to store more calories as fat instead of burning them for energy. Quick weight loss also means quick weight gain. When it comes to weight loss, slow and steady wins the race every time.

To create a permanent change in your body, start with self awareness. Keeping a diary of everything you eat, and your mood when you eat, shows you eating patterns that once recognized, are easier to break. Do you always eat a junk food snack at 4pm because you’re tired? Bring a piece of fruit to work with you every day for that 4pm craving.

Subtle changes in your lifestyle, like taking the stairs, or parking far from the store so you have to walk, will create a slimmer you that never has to diet again.

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