, Cathleen Colligan R.D. of Port Washington, NY am a certified dietitian and nutritional expert. I advise people on what to put into their bodies to maximize their weight loss plans. The right combination of diet and exercise makes up the whole of a weight loss plan.
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States thanks in large part to the foods we eat. Dedicating your whole life to exercise is not an option for many people who are tied to office jobs or other white-collar work. Only a commitment to eating healthy can guarantee results!
Weight loss includes:
● Portion Control—The key to eating healthy is simple, but not easy. Staving hunger is an important part of implementing a successful weight loss strategy. There is no use in trying to maintain a proper diet if you succumb to unwieldy cravings. Portion control is the best way to meet your goals. Unfortunately, American culture does not promote portion control. Other cultures have developed eating habits more akin to weight loss. It is time we make a change!
● Exercise Plan—Chances are, you have already decided to commit to a rigorous exercise plan if you are serious about losing weight. It is important to fuel your body appropriately to promote muscle growth and shed pounds of fat at the same time. There is such a thing as good weight. Eating in accordance with your exercise plan is crucial. I can work with your physician and personal trainer to help you develop a routine that will maximize the effectiveness of exercise!
● There Is No Such Thing As A “Diet”—It is time to take back the word “diet.” At this point, diet is synonymous with cutting carbs or counting calories. However, your diet simply is what you eat. It is not a shortcut to weight loss or a temporary solution. It requires a commitment to making a comprehensive lifestyle change for the better. Diets fail, because they are seen as “diets” based on rules and deprivation. Only a complete commitment to healthy eating for life can produce results.