With the start of summer, many people are looking to lose weight. Following a good nutrition plan can seem challenging at barbecues, vacations and while on road trips. It becomes even more difficult when you are following a restrictive diet. There are ways to lose weight and maintain your weight loss all while enjoying your summer…..and your life.
Be weary of weight loss plans that:
- Promote fast weight loss.
A safe and realistic weight loss goal should be 1-2 lbs/week. Faster weight loss is often due to loss of water weight.
- Sell company products
You don’t need a vitamin, pill or shake for weight loss. It’s about building a healthy relationship with food.
- Eliminate food groups
Carbohydrates and dairy foods have become deemed as barriers to weight loss. This is untrue. They can be enjoyed as part of a healthy and balanced nutrition plan. They will NOT cause weight gain.