After losing a lot and then gaining it back, people often ask themselves how to permanently lose weight. Here are some Lifestyle Changes for Permanent Weight Loss, whether you want to lose five pounds or fifty.
With the right techniques and patience you can reach your weight loss goal in just one month, or even one year.
1. Reduce stress
Stress can undermine a healthy diet on many levels. It is not the least that it makes you crave comfort foods high in calories, which makes it difficult to stick to a weight loss plan. Stress releases high levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) into your bloodstream. It can cause an increase in appetite, a disruption of your metabolism and make it hard to lose weight.
If you want to lose weight, the first thing you need to do is identify and manage stressors. You can do this in many ways: by talking to a counselor, journaling or spending time outdoors, reading, or praying. Set aside time every day to relieve stress. Even five minutes can be enough.