If you think about your weight loss goals as a series of small changes, the prospect of adding healthy habits to your life doesn't seem so daunting. Losing weight the healthy way takes time and commitment, since you shouldn't lose more than two pounds a week. The more slowly you lose the weight, the more likely you are to keep it off, and to do so you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Shape magazine has come up with five simple changes you can make to your life to help you drop pounds, keep them off, and live in the healthy zone. No need to tackle all these lifestyle tweaks at once. Pick one habit and focus on that one for a month, and at the end of four weeks it should be truly integrated into your life.
The first change is simple: drink more water. A wonderful zero-calorie beverage, water can make you feel full, allowing you to eat less. Signs of mild dehydration are often confused with hunger, leading people to eat when they should be sipping. Check out the other four changes in this article: Make One Change and Lose Weight.