How to choose a weight loss program

How to choose a weight loss program

Choose a weight loss program that…

1. Recommends exercise

Choose a weight loss program that incorporates or promotes exercise to achieve weight loss.

Exercise is essential to achieve long term weight loss and weight maintenance.

2. Promotes healthy food

Choose a program that emphasizes eating:

  • fruits and vegetables
  • whole grains
  • lean sources of dairy and protein

Choose a program that also promotes eating a variety of food so that you get a variety of nutrients and don’t get bored.

3. Is realistic

Choose a program that promotes making changes that you can maintain for the rest of your life.

Do not choose a program that talks about success only when you use their product(s).

4. Is customized

Choose a program that is tailored to you. There is NO such thing as a one size
fits all weight loss program.

5. Is safe

Choose a program that promotes losing no more than 1-2 lbs per week, and does not
require you to purchase any pills or supplements.

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About the Author was created by Stephanie Averkamp, a recognized health and fitness professional and sole-author of the content on this website. Stephanie's approach to weight loss emphasizes making small, realistic, and permanent lifestyle changes. Read more...

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Our Approach: Short-term solutions (like dieting) are unrealistic and ineffective because at some point they end. As soon as a diet or program ends, so do the results. Permanent weight loss is a journey; it's not a race or competition and there is no finish line. Read more...