Building Weight Loss HabitsAlong with a positive attitude, you will need to build some solid strategies that work for you as you begin the process of changing your lifestyle to lose weight. Not everyone is the same, but there are some time-tested ideas that work for a number of people. These include:

  • Keeping a food log. Food logs can help you realize when you are eating out of habit or because you are upset. Tracking the meals you eat throughout the week can also help you identify any patterns that you may want to change.
  • Eating at regular times. If you tend to snack throughout the day, it can help to plan out your meals and snacks instead. This can help you get in touch with your triggers for eating or point out times during the day when you have difficulty sticking to the schedule.
  • Making a shopping list. Shopping lists can help guide you through a trip to the grocery store. They also require meal planning. If you can stick to the list, you will ultimately not have as much “extra” food around to snack on.

If you can start with just these three habits and keep at it, you will be building some weight loss* strategies for yourself that really work. Each takes a little bit of effort, but it is well worth the time when you look at what you are ultimately gaining in the end.

*Disclaimer: Medical weight loss programs are individualized to meet the specific needs of each patient. Individual results vary.