Are you trying to lose weight, but you can't seem to maintain your weight loss? This is very common problem for many women. You begin what seems like a great new diet that promises to get you a beach season ready body. You workout, you don't eat the foods that you want, and you eat foods that you dislike all in the name of weight loss. These diets work for short time, and you may begin to lose weight. However, many dieters end up gaining the weight right back. Have you ever wondered why this happens?

There comes a point in your diet when you are no longer able to live with the severe restrictions. You begin to gain back the weight as you return to your old ways of eating.

So why diet? What is the point of losing weight just to gain it back?

Many people are beginning to realize that a lifestyle change is more effective than simply dieting. A lifestyle approach to weight loss will allow you to assimilate the plan into your life and not have to worry about how to diet while it is a holiday.

The healthy changes that you make do not have to be large or happen all at once. Take a few techniques and changes at a time. Focus on being able to naturally apply them into your life. Work at those skills until they have become second nature. You may find that some techniques are much easier to assimilate than others. If you find that you are having difficulty with one lifestyle change in particular, journal about why this particular change may be holding you back. Write about how you feel when you attempt this technique. Give yourself one more week and then reevaluate. Once you are naturally engaging with a certain technique with little thought, it is time to add more.

Losing weight has to become a part of your lifestyle in order to get to a healthy weight and stay there. The non-diet approach uses techniques to change the mind, body, and spirit in order to help you reach well-rounded weight loss success. You need to do more than make changes in your physical lifestyle. You must also change your emotional stance on weight loss. You may have allowed your negative thoughts to rule your mind in the past. These thoughts can hold you back from making healthy changes. The first step is to change your thinking so that your thoughts can help you reach your weight loss goals.

Just remember that weight loss is not a race. It is a slow process. Trying to change too many of your habits at one time will make it harder for you to focus on following one technique really well. If you concentrate on just a couple positive changes at a time, they will become natural to you over time. These lifestyle changes are what will bring about healthy weight loss.

I have faith in you. You are a strong and capable person. I know that you may have tried to lose weight in the past without long-term success. This time can be different! By using a non-diet approach, you can begin to see weight loss happen naturally.

Author's Bio: 

The above article is based on the book, "Winning Overeating" by Ofira Shaul. Ofira is a Naturopathy doctor. This experiential, self-development leader has devoted her life to finding the best natural way to obtain permanent weight loss while improving the total quality of your life. Her all-natural program does not require you to use any pills, count calories, or starve yourself.

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