There's no shortage of advice on how to lose weight. The thing is that a lot of it is about "dieting" — which often means eliminating certain foods or food groups, restricting calories, and working out to "make up for" what you ate.
1.Whatever you do, don't do a detox or cleanse.
2.Don't make any food off-limits.
3.Commit to making just one meal a bit healthier.
4.When it comes to starting (or returning to) exercise, less is more.
5.Make eating out a thing you do for special (and special-ish) occasions.
6.Keep a to-do list where your workouts are top priority, unmissable items.
7.Try not to make all your work breaks snack-based.
8.And work on being more mindful in general about your snacking.
9.Aim to make water your go-to beverage.
10.Get into strength training.
11.Spend time around people who are seriously hell-bent on achieving their goals.
12.Learn about serving sizes and figure out how much you're actually eating.
13.Invest in some fly AF workout gear.
14.Create a morning routine that will set you up for a day of healthy choices.
15.Eat a serving of green vegetables three times a day.
16.Add minimally processed plant-based foods to your diet.
17.Make it so that if you want sugary stuff or packaged snacks, you have to really go out of your way to get them.
18.Instead of setting goals for how you want to look, set goals for how strong, fast, or fit you want to feel.
19.Eat more fat!
20.Get some coaching.
21.Bring healthier but delicious stuff to get-togethers.
22.Say buh-bye to the whole idea of perfection.
23.Finally, check in with yourself about whether this new eating plan will make you happier.
Sally Tamarkin is a health editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.