Losing weight is notoriously difficult, but it is worth persevering because it can have a profound effect o health. Losing weight can help to lower blood pressure and get cholesterol under control, as well as alleviating the strain on arthritic joints.
For weight loss to be successful it is probably best to approach it as a long term change in lifestyle rather than a short term goal. One of the most important aspects of any weight loss regime is to find a diet plan that suits you and that appeals to you. It is vital that you choose a program that you can stick with long term.
Keep a dietary diary. Write down everything you put in your mouth and more importantly how you felt after that meal or snack. Did it sustain you? Did you have any sugar cravings within 2 hours after the meal? This sort of information will help you to find out which foods are best for you and which foods you can successfully include in your weight loss diet plan.
Remember to eat a high protein breakfast that will sustain you until lunchtime.
If you need to eat snacks between meals try to stick to almonds, peanut butter or a ripe avocado. All of these foods contain mono unsaturated fats (MUFA’s) that will actually help you to lose weight.