It’s about progress, not perfection
Andrii Kobryn/Shutterstock “Attitude is everything. When shedding weight, progress is more important than perfection. Small steps lead to big changes. And, if you fall off the wagon, jump back on. Each day is a new day to eat and be well.” —Jared Koch, certified health coach and nutritional consultant, founder of CleanPlates.com These successful weight-loss stories will keep you motivated.
It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle
lzf/Shutterstock “I wish clients understood that losing weight is about more than the number on the scale. Following fad diets may promote quick weight loss but typically results are fleeting and may lead to even greater weight gain once you resume your usual eating patterns. To lose weight for good, you need to adopt an all-around lifestyle change that includes what you eat, how you prepare food, and how often you move your body.” —Chanté Wiegand, ND, Naturopathic Doctor and Director of Education at The Synergy Company
There is no perfect diet
saschanti17/Shutterstock “There is no one-size-fits-all weight loss diet for everyone. Ketogenic, Paleo, low fat, vegan—the options are numerous. But you must take into account the individual’s overall health concerns in the context of their weight loss strategy. What works for one person may make someone else ill or may simply not be effective.” —Dr. Wiegand These are the diet tips nutritionists won’t tell you for free.