- while we aren't weight loss experts here, our staff has done a lot of nutritional research over the years - Berkley Wellness report, etc. Here are some of the biggies to consider:
Instead of focusing on loosing weight, focus on creating a healthier lifestyle for yourself. Find things that you enjoy that are active, that involve exercise. When you just quit something, this leaves a big empty hole inside. Instead, start doing things you enjoy that are healthy and fill the hole before you take anything away. This is often a more successful way to creating better habits in your life. As far as nutrition, try some of these basics:
Instead of not eating, try eating 12 ounces of food every 4 hours. Many people make the mistake of not eating when trying to loose weight. Unfortunately, when this happens, our bodies start to digest our muscle instead of our fat. To burn fat, the body needs nutrients.
Try to find a replacement for any soft drinks, high sugar foods, etc. Try to eat more protein and veggies, especially varieties that you enjoy.
Try to eat as much locally grown organic produce as you can - research has proven that pesticide laden food locks up the cells that burn fat - so not only do pesticides poison you slowly, they keep you from loosing weight
And most important, work on what you focus on - work to get control over your emotion and thinking. Instead of dwelling in how bad things have been or how bad things are, get you focus on where you want to be and what you have to do to get there. This is often easier said than done. if you have challenges with this, don't hesitate to get some help. there are some great books on these things. We also tackle this head on in our Life Mastery Program
These are just some starters. I'm sure others have more to add.
Keep in touch and let us know how this progresses, even if you slip.