Dieting is like learning to ride a bike. You may wobble. You may fall. You’ll certainly feel frustrated at times. But if you keep at it, eventually you’ll cruise — and oh, what a great feeling that is!
With the New Year upon us, millions of Americans are strapping on helmets and heading out on new weight-loss journeys. Motivation is high. Intentions are good. So how can you better your chances of this year’s resolution actually sticking — of finally shedding those extra pounds and reclaiming your health?
Whether or not a diet is successful depends on many factors. If you’ve watched your waistline shrink, then sadly expand again, you already know that stress, a busy schedule and poor sleep are prime obstacles. But how you diet plays a huge part in not only losing weight, but in your ability to keep it off over time.
Successful dieters (1 out of 5 who make the attempt, according to the National Weight Loss Registry) tend to share some key habits. They don’t have unrealistic expectations. They don’t restrict food so drastically that slip-ups are inevitable. They don’t follow fads, but rather focus on eating healthy foods in the right amounts.
What is perhaps one of the most important things those winning at weight loss do correctly? They make sure they’ve got a solid support system, whether it’s family, friends or a trusted health source — you know, like us at Vitacost.com.
When it comes to weight loss, we’ve got your back. At Vitacost.com, you’ll always find the essentials you need to stay on the path to a slimmer, healthier you:
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It’s a new year, and you deserve not just diet success, but a healthy transformation that’s bound to impact many areas of your life.