Six tips to make weight loss stick

Published: Dec. 5, 2016

Weight loss is hard. After working so diligently to lose the pounds on a restrictive diet, the majority of people gain them right back and often gain more than they lost. What kind of diet guarantees weight loss for life?

"The key to losing weight and keeping it off is best achieved by changing your lifestyle,” said Brenda Herrod, board-certified nurse practitioner in women’s health at Methodist. “Healthy habits don’t require you to throw everything out of your refrigerator and force you to spend a lot of money on a special shake or only eat certain foods approved on the diet.”

Most diet companies are focused on financial gain. They know people are desperate to lose weight and will pay almost any amount of money to lose weight fast. While quick weight-loss plans or pharmaceuticals may work fast, you are almost sure to gain it back when you return to normal living.

LiveWell Magazine: Six tips to make weight loss stick