The Smart Way to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

img-lmwtsw-grandpaIn the last 12 years, I have worked with 100’s of clients to help them manage and lose weight. At times, the weight loss process can get frustrating, hard and not be a lot of fun. However, with the right tools, anyone can be successful. You just have to remember the 4 “P” ‘s.

    • Develop a Plan that works. This is where a professional dietitian can help. She/he will work with you to develop a well-balanced personal plan.

  • Practice. As they say, practice makes perfect. The only way to develop a lifestyle of health and permanent weight loss is through practicing agreed-upon behaviors.
  • Patience. In a fast paced world, everyone wants things done yesterday, however, an acceptable weight loss is 1-2 lbs/week. Some weeks you will lose more, and some weeks you will lose none. The key is to keep practicing your plan.
  • Portion Control: This is the bottom line. It is calories in and calories out. The quantity of food you eat is more important than what food you eat. This does not mean you can eat Twinkies all day, but if you want a cookie, you can fit it in without much difficulty, as long as you plan and know your calories in.

img-lmwtsw-tennisHelpful Book Resources

Healthy Weight for Life (Mayo Clinic Compact Guides to Health) 2003 Mason Crest Publisher

Outwit Your Weight: Fat-Proof Your Life With More Than 200 Tips, Tools, & Techniques to Help You Defeat Your Diet Danger Zones 2002 Nonas, VanTine

The Outwit Your Weight Journal 2002 Nonas, VanTine, Bright

Snacking Habits for Healthy Living (The Nutrition Now Series) 1998 American Dietetic Association

Thin for Life: 10 Keys to Success from People Who Have Lost Weight and Kept It Off 2003 Anne Fletcher

Habits Not Diets: The Secret to Lifetime Weight Control 2003 Ferguson and Ferguson

img-lmwtsw-womanOutsmarting the Female Fat Cell: The First Weight-Control Program Designed Specifically for Women 1994 Debra Waterhouse

Outsmarting the Midlife Fat Cell Winning Weight Control Strategies for Women Over 35 to Stay Fit Through Menopause 1999 Debra Waterhouse

Food and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best 1999 Elizabeth Sommers