(StatePoint) Are those favorite pair of jeans sitting in a closet waiting to be worn again? If so, many are not alone.
More than three-in-five American women (62 percent) own jeans that no longer fit them, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of Nutrisystem by Harris Poll. And on average, they say they would have to lose 16.8 lbs. in order to fit into their favorite pair.
Trying on those jeans and not fitting into them can be frustrating, but being geared with the right tips can help to get on the weight loss track and back in those jeans.
• Eat smart and often. Aim to eat smaller meals every two to three hours, six times a day so that there is no binging or overdoing it. This will help to feel full and satisfied, which will help a person make smarter choices.
• Be prepared. Always keep a baggie of favorite snacking veggies handy in the car, at work and on-the-go. If a hunger craving hits, snack on those carrot sticks guilt-free.
• Don’t go at it alone. Losing weight isn’t exactly a cakewalk. But it doesn’t have to be impossible. Find a weight loss plan that works and fits in with the lifestyle. Programs, like Nutrisystem, ensure a person feels satisfied throughout the day and takes the guesswork out of dieting, making it easier to stick with the plan and drop those pounds.
• Drink up. “Hunger and thirst are easily confused, so stay hydrated. But don’t make the mistake of drinking those calories. Opt for water,” says Courtney McCormick, corporate dietitian at Nutrisystem.
If looking for a more flavorful option, add fresh fruit slices, a few squeezes of lemon or some sprigs of mint leaves.
• Stay Committed. It is worth it to focus on personal health. Making changes is never easy at first, but hang in there. The results will fuel a continued commitment.
More tips and inspiration, as well as recipes, can be found at https://leaf.nutrisystem.com.
If that pair of favorite jeans is beckoning from the closet, don’t despair. With the right tools and healthy habits, it’s possible to be flaunting those jeans in no time.