If you're like me, when you first start working toward a goal, such as weight loss, you're motivated. The pounds come off easily; you're meticulous about exercising and watching what you eat. But, eventually, your rate of weight loss slows and then… stops. Don't worry-this is not the beginning of the end! It's the beginning of the second phase of your weight-loss journey.
Don't give up now! Try these secrets to kick-start your diet.
1. Fill up on less. Loading up on high-fiber foods like vegetables can help you feel full and prevent you from overdoing it on higher-calorie fare later. Satisfying salads, such as The EatingWell Cobb Salad (recipe below) (just 346 calories), are a great way to feel full on less.
2. Jump-start your fitness routine. Set a weekly goal to burn 1,000 calories through "programmed" aerobic exercise-such as brisk walking or jogging, cycling or rowing. You can assume that you burn about 100 calories for each mile you walk or run-which means that to hitRead More »from Keep your summer body: 3 secrets to jump-start your weight loss