It’s great to find research that actually backs up what I’ve been saying for years – it isn’t the diet, it’s the lifestyle that matters!
New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that weight loss is based on:
1. DIET – whether you cut back on carbs, fats or proteins doesn’t really matter. What’s important is to learn how to control portions, reduce high calorie foods and navigate restaurants. My books address these topics. Dr. Jo’s Eat Out Healthy is designed to supplement the calorie counts you can find online. Eat Out Healthy offers strategies at every restaurant – what’s served with each meal, best choices, menu items that sound healthy but aren’t, and so much more!
2. EXERCISE – how to set goals, target heart rate and exercise safely. If you’ve been reading my blog you’ve seen the more than 100 ways to “move” (I really don’t like the word “exercise”…sounds like hard work). If you find ways to “move” it becomes “fun” to burn calories. Try ballroom dancing, rock climbing, Zumba, hoola hooping, and so much more!
3. BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION – how to self-monitor, problem solve, stay motivated and understand hunger. For more information on this, reach for my Dr. Jo’s No Big Deal Diet. This is NOT a diet book. It’s about making small changes (that are “no big deal”) that can make a big difference.
Read more about this research at: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/08/21/losing-weight-lifestyle-changes-trump-any-diet/#ixzz2chTf8CTI