Stop Your Yo-Yo Dieting: 6 Ways To Finally Succeed With A Weight Loss Plan

You might be amazed at how a few small changes in lifestyle add up to big changes on the scale. All you really need to have is the discipline it takes to implement these changes. While that isn't ever easy, it is always worth it.

1. Use Your Own Feet Whenever Possible

 If you can walk to the store for a gallon of milk (or whatever), do it. Walk to your favorite lunch stop at work and walk back, too. Any opportunity to exercise is going to do your body good and the more of these opportunities you take, the higher your self-confidence and motivation will go.

2. Eat Your Vegetables FIRST

With any meal where vegetables are present (and it should be most), eat them first. This will help to fill you up faster and may mean you end up eating a smaller portion of food than you would have, had you not eaten those veggies first. While some vegetables are better than others, opt for variety of color and be sure and prepare them in a healthy, low-calorie way.

3. Listen To Your Inner Voice

You know what you should and shouldn't be eating, so listen to that little voice that tells you you'll regret that doughnut, slice of cake or fifth slice of pizza.

4. Stick To Some Type Of Exercise Routine

Even if it's a short jaunt around the block every night after dinner, partake of some exercise program. You could simply do 10 sit-ups and push-ups every morning until they become easier, then up the count to 20, 25 and beyond. While a full, consistent and age/body-specific routine is better, anything is better than nothing, so start somewhere - soon.

5. Stop Eating For Emotional Reasons

Everyone does it, but most of the time, it's just a matter of giving in to a momentary lapse of reason. You may have some troubles and woes, but that's no excuse to over-indulge on unhealthy foods that pack on the pounds, especially since you know you'll feel even worse after consumption. Get a grip on that emotional eating through meditation or healthy conversation and you should see a difference on the scale within a week or two - not to mention how much better you'll feel about yourself. If emotional eating is constantly ruining your plan to lose weight, you may need a pro on your team.

6. Join A Weight Loss Service

A weight loss service provides you with a number of ways to meet your goals, from surgical to counseling and everything in between. When losing weight has been a long-term challenge, you need a long-term solution and may benefit from the close contact you have with the counselor. Weight loss services provide constant support and advice when you need it. The service should also have so many options in terms of exercise, you'll never grow bored.

It often happens that developing a few healthy habits often leads to adopting even more healthy habits, so start with these few and add more of your own as you progress. Before long, you'll be amazed at how much better you feel and how much more energy you have. Especially with the help of a weight loss service, the progress you see can really change your life.