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Dieting Can Be Depressing: Make it a Lifestyle

By Virginia Laird

Dieting falls far from what many would tag as fun and exciting. Research suggests that most who set out to diet not only dislike it, but fall short of their goal. This is why many health and wellness experts advise that dieting should be a thing of the past. Rather, it is recommended that those wanting to shed some pounds should make lifestyle changes. While some of these may be difficult, making a change to your lifestyle can prove to be more beneficial and achievable. A few reasons you should make it a lifestyle change include:

  • Dieting is not long-term
  • There are too many no-no's
  • Lifestyle change allows for wiggle room

Dieting is Not Long-Term

Health and wellness experts advise that dieting is typically a short-term solution to a long-term battle. Many who set out on a diet have a goal in mind. Research suggests when the goal is met the diet ends. Once this occurs, the weight comes back. Because of this, health and wellness experts suggest that the better way to drop the pounds is to make a lifestyle change that can help you in the weight loss and be a long-term change.

There are Too Many No-No's

Most diets on the market require participants to cut out most (if not all) sugar, bread, cereal, and many other foods that may be your favorites. With these (and others) being off limits, there may be too many things you need to cut out to be successful. Health and wellness experts suggest that those who have a laundry list of “do not eats” may find themselves craving these foods more as well as giving in to these cravings. Making a lifestyle change still allows you to indulge in your favorites limitedly.

Lifestyle Change Allows for Wiggle Room

With a goal in mind, health and wellness experts advise that making a lifestyle change than can help you attain your goals is most beneficial. For many, lifestyle changes may not have a long list of foods to avoid. Rather, there will be a list of things you need to accomplish each day. Some lifestyle changes to consider include getting plenty of exercise, eat on a regular routine, and eat just one treat each week.

If you are one who is trying to shed some weight, it may be wise to begin mapping a plan that can help you reach your goals. Start today making the lifestyle changes you need to make your goals a reality. Good luck!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Augusta, Ga.

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