Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Jul 17, 2017 Tip

We live in a society in which we want everything instantly.  We want things fixed, healed, or arranged “now.”  Think about all those infomercials that claim their products “are easy,” “don’t need preparation,” ”hardly needs effort to operate,” and “provides results in no time!”  There are many diets that claim immediate success. People who expect immediate results find they cannot lose “10 pounds in one week,” and attribute it to an ineffective diet.  

Losing weight safely and for better health should happen at an appropriate rate.  This means losing no more than about 2 pounds per week after the first two weeks of the program (more may be lost during the first two weeks, however, most of it is fluid loss).  This rate should ensure that weight loss consists predominantly of fat, and limits the loss of lean body mass.  This would also minimize the sharp decline of the resting metabolic rate. 

The best approach to lose weight is to choose a long term weight goal, understanding you can change it as you realize your weight situation and make progress in managing your weight.  During this time, temporary short term goals (such as losing 10 pounds or less) that are easier for you to reach will help you resist quitting because you know you are getting closer to your long term goal.  Reality is that weight loss goals cannot be reached overnight.  But with some time and patience, they can be achieved step-by-step through the phases of your Diet Center program!