Most people who lose weight regain it after a year or two, so clearly something isn’t working properly.
However, many people still try to lose weight by following unrealistic diets or doing the same things over and over again to lose weight. While it may work short term (for example hitting a target weight), it’s rarely sustainable over the long term.
Having a healthy diet and being in a negative energy balance (consuming less calories per day than you burn up) is probably the most important aspect of weight loss. For example, consuming 500 calories less per day than you burn up will make you lose about 1 lb of weight a week. The good news is that a lot of this will be fat loss.
But, also having an exercise plan with this can help you burn off even more calories, improve your health and fitness, and help to keep lean muscle mass, meaning you’ll look even better when you reach your weight loss goals.
Unfortunately, while many diets plans and weight management services may talk about physical activity, they don’t deliver exercise, or give you the knowledge about what exercise to do to maximise your weight loss.
Another reason why weight loss can’t be sustained is that most of us usually have to make long term lifestyle changes (which can be difficult to do).
Ultimately though, you’re the one who has the power to make the long term lifestyle changes and take control of the things you need to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight and be fitter and healthier.
The BellyBusters weight management and exercise packages are designed to help you get the knowledge, tools, skills and support you need to achieve your goals.