• Brian Rainey

Top 5 Habits for Successful Weight Loss

Weight loss is a challenge most of will face in our lifetime and many of us will experience repeatedly. In an ever-evolving modern world, it can be exceedingly difficult to find fresh food at a good price.

Fast food joints on every corner are selling a burger for a dollar, but a head of broccoli can be two or three times that price. It's an issue with our supply and demand, but it's a challenge that many people face when they try to eat healthy.

The picture below is what so many of our neighborhood look like. There are 3 chicken places and 1 burger place all within ¼ mile of each other. And guess what, there are no healthy choices anywhere to be found in this area.

You might be asking yourself…why so many chicken restaurants? Because for some weird reason people think “chicken” is healthier than “beef”! When you fry them or worse yet…deep fry them! It then all become equally bad!

With varying opinions and decades of conflicting science showing that some diets work better than others, finding what's right for you can be a challenge.

Most the diets below are popular and will work for you, but they are not the secret to lasting weight loss. It is more about the habits associated with the diets that are more important than the actual diet alone.

All the diets below, use planning and follow a specific macro breakdown. This is what drives the result. The habits of planning and following the system is what ultimately gets you the results and each of these diets can get you a result. The biggest takeaway we can take from this is why we have to make our eating behaviors more systematic instead of leaving our food decision up to chance.

Top Diets for Weight Loss:

· Ornish

· Starch Solution

· Standard Low-Fat Diet

· Dash

· Zone

· South Beach

· Paleo

· Mediterranean

· Ludwig Phase 1, 2, and 3

· Atkins

· Ketogenic

With that in mind, hands down the best method you can use to achieve greater weight loss is to create healthier habits whenever possible.

Using healthier habits as our foundation to successful weight loss, let’s break down five of the most important habits you can integrate into your life in order to lose weight and keep it off.

The 5 Habits

There are way more than five habits for successful weight loss, and many people will find that by making one simple change to their life that they begin to lose weight.

With that said, these are the five most effective habits:

1. Stay hydrated/Drink more Water. This is perhaps one of the most overlooked components of weight loss. Not only is our body made up of at least 60% water, but hydration is important in muscle growth, circulation, and promoting healthy bowel function.

● Do your best to drink around 3 quarts of water daily. This daily consumption of water will help your body to remove toxi