About 85% of those who “go on a diet” without other behavioral supports fail. But that means that on the flipside, 15% succeed. What can we learn from them? Numerous studies come up with some common themes – certain core practices that these individuals had in common that are proven to be critical to successfully and safely maintain a healthy weight. Here is what they did:
– they ate breakfast
– they ate a balanced diet, paying close attention to the amount of dietary fat
– they increased their physical activity quite a bit
– they monitored their weight regularly
No need to re-create the wheel! There are numerous plans out there, but make sure that whatever plan you follow, that at a minimum you incorporate the core fundamentals listed above.