WAYS OF LOSING WEIGHT. The American institute for cancer research has conducted a research that shows the risk for many cancer diseases are as a result of our diet. The research also shown that cancer is caused by lack of physical activity and weight. As a way of safeguarding our health and protecting it from diseases it is important that we maintain a healthy weight. The journey of weight loss and maintaining a healthy body is not easy and it can be dangerous if it is conducted in the wrong way. Most of the people who are trying to lose weight have been frustrated so much. The frustrations have led people to follow rules and regulations that are unhealthy. After the period of following the rules and regulations is over, they add weight instead of losing weight. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the only way you can achieve your goals of losing and maintaining your weight. You will easily lose weight if you follow these principles. The food you take is the first principle towards the weight loss journey. A weight loss diet should have a lot of vegetables, whole grains, legumes, lean proteins and fruits. Losing weight is not about what you eat but it is about how you eat it. If you want to lose weight successfully you should learn how to control your portions. Also be careful and mindful when eating. Another principle is to avoid distractions when eating. You should pay attention to what you are eating when you are eating it and avoid eating while you are working or watching. You will lose and maintain your weight by avoiding rushing your food. You will increase the possibility of overeating if you are in a rush while eating. The rush eating does not give your body a chance to fully respond to what is going into the stomach and it also results in digestion issues. Another principle for successful weight loss is controlling your food environment. You should avoid taking junk foods and avoid having them in your house as well. It is good to identify issues that make you overeat. Also make sure that you are taking as much proteins as you can and all your meals should have proteins. It is important to note that a variety of foods is important in your overall diet but not a necessity in every meal. As a way of losing and maintaining your weight, make sure that you get adequate sleep. The last principle you should consider is exercising regularly or getting yourself n active lifestyle. Making healthy choices is one of the main keys when it comes to the weight loss journey.