How can I achieve weight loss if I am addicted to food?

Laura Motosko, MSEd, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics

An important part of weight loss if you are addicted to food is using a food journal. A food journal brings self awareness to why you are eating and makes you more accountable to yourself for the food that you eat. Include what, when, where and why of every bite and drink that you put in your mouth. Secondly, seek out a support network of people to help you stay away from using food for emotional reasons.

Strive for enjoyable physical activity daily of weight resistance and breaking a sweat of at least 30 minutes, physician permitting to lose weight. Long term healthy weight maintenance for vitality and to prevent chronic disease is best achieved with a steady nutrient dense diet plan including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, healthy fats such as olive oil, proteins including lean meat, nuts, legumes, beans, soy or dairy and reduced saturated fat, sodium and sugar.

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