Losing Weight is never easy, and the more weight there is to lose, the more it may mean that diet and exercise are not enough. Sometimes surgery is necessary for those who are severely obese. Before considering surgery though, making a few tweaks may be all it takes to stay motivated when losing weight. Avoiding these weight loss mistakes and understanding the science behind losing weight given can help a dieter create a personalized weight loss plan that works.

How to stay motivated when losing weight

The Huffington Post reported that setting unrealistic standards isn't necessary in order to achieve weight loss goals.

It also doesn't require eating chicken and broccoli at every meal or spending insane amounts of time in the gym. One of the easiest ways to stay motivated is to have a wide variety of foods and activities available. Having a wide variety of foods and activities available allows dieters an opportunity to change things up and makes it easier to avoid becoming bored. So choose foods one likes. One of the best ways to avoid the traps that some foods may offer, like sugary breakfasts, is to make a healthier version of the food that is low in sugar. There are many healthy recipes available that make that possible. Figuring out tastes in foods and workouts makes it easier to stick to the eating plan and workouts.

ASU Now reported that one of the most popular diets right now is the Keto Diet. The diet encourages dieters to eat more cheese, butter, and bacon while keeping it low carb. It is similar to the Atkins diet created in 1972 by cardiologist Robert C. Atkins. According to Carol Johnston, professor and associate director of the nutrition program in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University, the evidence suggests that low carb calorie restricted diets are effective in helping dieters lose weight.

Although high carb calorie restricted diets can be effective too, the most important factor in weight loss success is diet adherence.

Surgery may help for patients not too obese

Reuters reported that those who are Morbidly Obese are less likely to be obese than heavier patients after Weight Loss Surgery based on a recent study that was released.

The study showed that one-third of those who had bariatric surgery had lost enough weight over the course of a year that they were no longer classified as obese. Those who weren't morbidly obese were 12 times more likely to have lost enough weight to no longer qualify as overweight. The study was published in the journal JAMA Surgery.