Keep Your Weight-Loss Toolbox Handy | Amy Pleimling

February 12, 2015 8:58 PM

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Keep Your Weight-Loss Toolbox Handy | Amy Pleimling

Most of us know the key to achieving a healthy weight is not so much losing the weight, but maintaining the loss. When teaching how to achieve a healthy weight long term, I like to use the analogy of a carpenter and his/her tool box. I suppose the carpenter could be building just about anything in the analogy, but I will use a house to illustrate. Tools for a carpenter building a house are many but include things like a hammer, nails, drill, sand paper, etc. A carpenter would get very little accomplished without his or her tools.

There are tools for weight loss and for a while most dieters use those tools very intentionally and consistently to achieve success. There are obvious tools like a healthy diet, portion control, tracking food intake, regular exercise, and label reading. There are other tools that are just as importa...

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