Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s weight loss challenges seem to be a hot topic, especially this week. Unfortunately, it’s easy to quickly judge, but it’s important to remember that weight loss is often a struggle for many individuals. An essential aspect to maintain throughout the all-too-common weight loss rollercoaster is a positive attitude and outlook.
Contrary to extreme weight loss strategies (remember the feeding tube diet?!), sustained loss is rooted is a long-term commitment to behavioural and lifestyle changes.
Here are some tips to stay motivated:
1. Be accountable- update a friend or keep a lifestyle diary
2. Check in with yourself daily- think of one positive dietary decision and one area for improvement
3. Try not to weigh yourself daily, but opt for weekly measures (on the same scale). Focus on trends, not numbers.
4. View weight loss strategies as new habits instead of chores… Just like taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
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