Positive thinking and self love are key
“You can’t hate your way through weight loss. It’s easy to get fixated on a number on the scale and rest your happiness on that number, hating your body during the entire journey. Positive thinking and self love have a big part in improving your health, so love the body that you’re changing and be gentle on yourself. The process of losing weight will teach you a lot about yourself. Don’t miss out on that lesson by focusing on only one goal.” —Maya Rams Murthy, MPH, RD. These are some ways to help you improve your body image without losing weight.
Even nutritious foods can make you gain weight
“Many people think if it’s healthy, you can eat as much as you want, but it’s important to limit ‘recreational’ eating, no matter how healthy the snack.” —Fiola Sowemimo, MD, Board-Certified in Internal and Bariatric Medicine, Freehold, New Jersey. When you do snack, make sure you’re choosing the right kind; these snacks can help with weight loss.