Those of us who have tried to start a new diet have often met with frustration when it comes to a new way of monitoring our health and nutrition. The key to meeting weight-loss goals lies in not only in a change of diet, but also in the will to stick to it.

The world revolves around food everywhere we look. As consumers we are drawn into ads that promote fast food for convenience and quick food choices. One of the hardest things about healthy dieting is that your body has to have food and drink.

There are some key tips that will not only help you lose weight but also keep it off. The weight loss should not only be done in a healthy way, but also in a way that isn't a drastic change in your diet and lifestyle.

  • Make sure you stick to a healthy eating plan. Your body feels the most satisfaction and fulfillment from foods that have a lot of fibre and low protein.
  • Try to slowly remove processed food from your diet and replace them with healthy alternatives.
  • Get rid of all of the unhealthy food from your pantry and cupboards. Taking them out of the house and replacing them with healthy ones forces you to eat what is available to you.
  • Don't expect to lose a lot of weight all at once. Set realistic goals for yourself.
  • Remember to reward yourself for the changes you are making in working your way to better health.

Marlene Veloso