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Make Plans to Lose Weight With Lifestyle Changes

Author: John Phillip
Published: September 13, 2010 at 8:31 am
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The best way to achieve your weight loss goal is to establish a realistic plan that you can incorporate into a new healthy lifestyle. It must be realistic and sustainable after you reach your target weight so you can maintain your results with minimal effort.

Most people have a very hectic schedule which doesn’t allow for proper meal planning or regular exercise and is filled with stress. You must make a commitment to yourself and your family to make the necessary permanent changes to establish and maintain your ideal weight.

Plan Weight Loss into Your Busy Schedule
Behavioral experts have observed that those people who make a commitment to a lifestyle which promotes weight loss are the most likely to achieve their goal and keep the weight off for good. Conversely, individuals who viewed their weight loss journey as a temporary diet never reached their target and quickly gained any lost pounds.

The results of research published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity concluded that nearly one-third of study participants who made lifelong eight loss plans were able to hit their weight loss goal and maintain the lost weight for at least 3 years. This compares with less than 5% for people simply following a diet. Follow a structured set of steps which will lead to your weight loss goal.

Step 1: Plan Your Weight Loss Menu
The only way you can establish a new lifestyle which will lead you to your lower weight is to carefully plan a menu which is structured nutritionally and delivers the correct number of daily calories. Determine the correct number of calories which will result in a weight loss of no more than 1 to 2 pounds each week. Most women will need 1200 to 1500 calories each day, while men need 1500 to 1800, depending on activity level.

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John Phillip is a Diet, Health and Nutrition Researcher/Writer reporting on the cutting edge use of lifestyle modifications to enhance and improve the length and quality of life. John is the author of 'Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan', a Free E-Book available for download from his blog. …

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