Updated: Dec 1, 2022
Dieting is a vicious cycle and generally a waste of time. They last for 8, maybe 12 weeks, and then what? Do you know what to do to maintain the weight you’ve lost? What happens if you put it back on? The process starts all over again. It’s time to untangle this mess. Established patterns can be hard to break, but you can make small changes to the way you approach food that will help you keep off excess pounds without ever having to go on a diet again:
1. Stay hydrated.
The suggested amount of water to consume every day is half of your body weight in ounces. Often when we think we are hungry, we’re actually just thirsty. Water is a natural appetite suppressant. It takes up space in the stomach, triggering feelings of fullness and reduced hunger. A glass of water before or alongside a meal can help you eat less.