According to nutrition experts, if we want to achieve our weight loss goals we must follow a rigid schedule.
It’s time to focus on all the good intentions with which we left behind the year 2016, most of which invariably affect our body-weight and strength.
A British research team took as a sample 24,000 participants on a diet, with a body mass index of 30 (with obesity), as part of a dietary plan called Slimming World.
The people who had set the goal of losing less than 10% of their body weight generally missed this target. However, those who were set out to lose more usually managed to lose 19% of their total weight.
In other words, with a higher weight loss target, a 100 pounds man or woman could get to lose up to 20 pounds.
“We know that the most frequent advice of dietitians nowadays is to set ourselves a realistic target, to protect people who embark on a diet from delusions,” explained Professor Amanda Avery, a nutritionist at the University of Nottingham.
“It is important that people have aspirations and they can view a doable situation.” According to Avery, therefore it is better to offer a kind of inspiration, “personalized” to those who want to go on a diet – even if this means a more rigid and severe plan – understanding the needs and the habits of individuals.
“This will help them to find the motivation, and if they really dream of losing weight, they still commit more to do that,” she assured the interested media reporters.