Too many, losing weight seems like a losing battle. Women, especially, are prone to setting their expectations too high: They set unrealistic goals and become discouraged when they don't shed their weight as quickly as they hoped to.
Dieting is difficult. Making healthy lifestyle choices will make it easier.
Set realistic goals
Losing weight is easier to do when you set realistic goals. For example, an unrealistic goal would be that you want to lose 15 pounds in a single week before a big formal event. Even if you do manage to lose 15 pounds in one week, you've done something unhealthy and likely damaging to your body.
Instead, set a more realistic goal, such as losing one to two pounds per week until you reach your goal. You might be pleasantly surprised to find that with a healthy diet and exercise, you can get more than that off in a week, but the realistic goal helps you stay on track.
Indulge on occasion
The secret to living a healthy lifestyle is to indulge on occasion. Dieting without allowing yourself the freedom and flexibility to cheat from time to time is a disaster waiting to happen. Ignoring your cravings altogether runs the risk of eventually resulting in overindulgence, self-pity, and weight gain.
Make healthy substitutions
One of the simplest ways to lose weight quickly is to make food substitutions. For example, cream in your coffee is very fattening. Substitute skim milk for it. Instead of eating cake for dessert, have a few strawberries. If you really want something decadent, dip your strawberries in chocolate before eating them.
Substitute water for everything. When you're thirsty, drink water; don't indulge in sugary sweet drinks that are full of fat and empty calories. The more water you drink, the longer you feel full and the less you eat.
Hypnosis is a very real way to help you lose weight. By allowing a professional to hypnotize you, you can increase your chances of making healthy lifestyle choices, sticking to a healthy eating plan, and losing weight in a healthy manner.
Losing weight this or that way doesn't work for every single person. What worked for your best friend may not work for you. What works for you doesn't necessarily work for someone else.
The trick is not to become discouraged when a diet or healthy eating plan doesn't work for you in one week. Stick with it, make healthy lifestyle choices, and continue to make them as often as possible.