2 Weight loss interventions that work: Lifestyle changes
Intervention 1: Lifestyle changes
Our first intervention begins and ends with yourself.”If you really want to keep weight off, it requires permanent lifestyle changes. … There are no quick fixes,” said Mascha Davis, a registered dietitian and national spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Otherwise, the weight loss is temporary, and you can gain it back when you go back to old habits.
“Will your diet start Monday? Try the ‘non-diet diet’To get started on your weight loss journey, Davis recommends looking at three areas of your lifestyle that might require change: food, exercise, and sleep. “I call it a trifecta approach because these three things are essential to keeping weight loss sustainable,” she said. For example, in the diet category, you might start eating more fiber-rich vegetables and aim to drink more water. Being more physically active might involve simply getting up every hour if you have a desk job, taking the stairs instead of the elevator and parking your car farther from an entrance.