7 Tips for Weightloss Success

1. Create a healthy environment
By changing your environment, you can make it more convenient to live a healthy lifestyle. Do an assessment of your home and other work and living areas, then change those things that don't promote a healthy diet and exercise. 

2. Practice mindful eating
Mindful eating is the opposite of mindless eating. Get in touch with your body cues and only eat when you are truly hungry. Plan nutrient-dense meals and take time to savor each bite. Stop eating when you are not longer hungry. Mindful eating will help you lose weight and keep it off.

3. Find exercise you enjoy
Try a variety of activities, and then schedule a time to participate each day in something that you look forward to doing. You will be more likely to stick with a program that is pleasant to you.

4. Get a support network
Seek out support — whether in the form of family, friends, or an organized support group — so that you can get the encouragement, help, and support you need to be successful.

5. Have a positive attitude
Have confidence in your ability to succeed. Don't let setbacks define you. Write down your reasons for becoming healthy and read them often to keep you motivated. Visualize your success. The more you can see yourself as the person you want to be, the easier it will be to become that person. Know that you have the power to change and become the person you want to be.

6. Track your progress
Tracking your progress not only keeps you accountable to your goals, but also helps you become more aware of your behaviors and brings to light those things that may be holding you back from getting the results you want. A great way to track your progress is to keep a record of what you eat and what you do for exercise each day.

7. Make permanent lifestyle changes
Fad diets may help you jump-start your weight loss, but permanent healthy lifestyle changes are what will work in the long run. Make healthy changes you can sustain for a lifetime.