You’ve decided you want to lose weight, but are stuck trying to choose a diet from among the heaps of options that positively guarantee results. Low-carb, low-fat, Keto, Paleo, Weight Watchers, DASH…they each come with a set of complex rules that can be totally mind-boggling. You may lose weight simply because you can’t tell what is okay to eat!
But here’s a secret: diets don’t really work. Any program that places a ban on certain types of foods or involves a labyrinthine protocol for what and when you can eat is not going to be sustainable over the long haul. What you need is a permanent shift in the way you eat and take care of yourself.
Now don’t panic! We’re talking about easy changes that can be made one at a time. Going for a total, instantaneous revolution is a sure road to misery, but a gradual lifestyle shift feels more like personal growth. Here are ten great ways to grow self esteem while shedding pounds.