Although dieting is the big craze in America; it is one of the hardest things for most people to accomplish.
One reason for this is that dieting usually involves an extreme change in the dietary habits that is ultimately impossible to maintain. The second reason for dieting difficulty is that many people focus on short term successes to a long term problem. The most important thing to understand is that dealing with our overweight problem involves long term solutions. It involves changing lifestyles.
Skipping meals can actually make you gain weight! Another step is to focus on healthier choices like eating more fruits and vegetables. It is important to understand that a person’s weight is not the problem, their habits are the problem.
If you must eat fast foods then focus on healthier options like avoiding hamburgers and French fries, eat more chicken and fish. Also avoid all sodas and sugary drinks (ice teas, Kool- Aid, Capri-Sun, etc..).
Last but not least stay active but remember increased activity cannot over ride healthy eating. There are many other things that will help with dealing with being overweight. The beginning of every long journey starts with the first step. Let’s take the first steps to a healthy life by starting with the basics!