Weight Loss Expert
Help! I Need a Diet Plan
Dear Renee: I was wondering if you can help me out with a nutrition plan … kind of like a diet … I’d like to lose 10 lbs! I’m not overweight but I’d feel way better with those 10 lbs off! It’s really hard for me to stop eating junk food, and I know I have to. Could you please help me? Following a plan from an expert like you would help me start and follow it easier.
–Thanks, Diet Plan
Dear Diet Plan: Many people find they feel best somewhere in the middle of their healthy weight range. The key is to not go overboard and fall below what is healthy for you. Eating a lot of junk food can be a vicious cycle. The more you eat, the more you crave. By filling up on the fat and sugar calories from snacks, you are probably giving up healthier foods that your body needs.
You don’t have to give up snacking, you just need better options. Look for healthier and lower calorie alternatives to your favorites. Like chocolate? Try fat free or sugar free chocolate pudding. Do chips or cookies call your name? Look for 100 calorie packs that help you control portions. If you need a little more help and structure, check out Sensei for Weight Loss. The program is customized to your lifestyle and helps you work on habits (like junk food snacking) that you’d like to change. It’s available online and on your mobile phone, to keep you on track 24/7. With just a little effort, you can be at your goal weight in time for summer!