Losing weight is hard, but keeping it off is even harder. Just ask any dieter out there. They’ll tell you that the initial weight loss is easy enough, but it’s those darned pesky pounds that always seem to creep back on. You’re doing great for a few weeks or even months, and then BOOM! The weight starts to come back, and before you know it, you’re right back where you started—or even worse. Sound familiar?
If this diet rollercoaster sounds all too familiar, then you’ll want to read on. This is the story of one of our RevEssentials Nutrition members’ struggle with her weight, and how she finally found success by making some simple lifestyle changes. No fad diets or generic workout regimens required—just good old-fashioned hard work and determination. So read on for some inspiration, and maybe even a few tips that you can apply to your own weight-loss journey.
The Struggle Is Real
Up until about five years ago, I was about 50 pounds overweight. I had tried every fad diet out there, from Atkins to South Beach to Weight Watchers. I would lose a few pounds here and there, but I always seemed to end up right back where I started—or sometimes even heavier than when I started. It was so frustrating!
I was always tired and had no energy. My clothes were tighter than ever, and I just didn’t feel good about myself. I knew I needed to make a change, but I just didn’t know how. That’s when a friend of mine suggested that I try RevEssentials Nutrition—something that she had been doing herself with great success. She told me that she had stopped dieting and started making healthy lifestyle changes instead. Intrigued, I decided to give it a shot. And you know what? It worked! By making some small changes in my daily routine, I was finally able to lose the weight and keep it off for good. Here are three of the things that helped me succeed where so many other diets had failed:
Make Breakfast a Priority
For years, I would skip breakfast altogether or just grab a quick muffin on my way out the door. But my friend told me that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a reason—it helps jumpstart your metabolism and gives you sustained energy throughout the day. Once I started making breakfast a priority, I not only lost weight but felt better overall.
Find an Exercise You Enjoy
Let’s face it—exercising is no fun. But it is necessary if you want to lose weight and keep it off long-term. The key is finding an activity that you can stick with over time because you actually enjoy it. For me, that activity is walking. It’s easy enough that anyone can do it, but it’s also low-impact so it doesn’t put too much strain on my joints. And bonus: Walking outdoors in nature is also good for your mental health!
Cut Out Processed Foods
This one was probably the hardest for me because let’s face it—processed foods are delicious! But they are also loaded with empty calories and unhealthy fats that can sabotage your weight-loss efforts. So I made a conscious effort to cut back on processed foods and eat more whole foods instead. This simple change made a big difference in my energy levels as well as my waistline!
If you’re struggling with your weight like I did for so many years, know that you’re not alone—and that there is hope! By making some small lifestyle changes instead of following the latest fad diet du jour, you can finally achieve sustainable weight loss success .So don’t give up, and keep pushing forward on your journey to wellness . I promise, it will be worth it in the end .