Using a Mnemonic Acronym in Healthy Weight Loss

Using a Mnemonic Acronym in Healthy Weight Loss

(Last Updated On: April 2, 2019)

Using a Mnemonic Acronym in Healthy Weight Loss

A mnemonic acronym helps people remember helpful facts that are easy to forget without a convenient prompt. Elementary school students know that HOMES is an easy way to recall Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior as the Great Lakes. A treatment for a sprain is rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE), and cryptologists find special meaning in SENORITA. Taking the advice of psychologists to use acronyms as gentle reminders, you can use WEIGHT LOSS to keep your healthy weight loss plan on track.

Whole foods

Natural and nutritious, whole foods are healthy because they provide nutrients that are good for you. A better choice than processed food, they have no added ingredients. Choose fruits, vegetables, and grains as well as fish, chicken, and pork that are not breaded or packaged. Remember and follow this saying as often as possible, “if it’s made by man, throw it in the can” to help you remember the “W” in the first part of this mnemonic acronym.


Losing weight is easier when you combine a healthy diet with 30 minutes of exercise every day. The simplest form of exercise is a brisk walk or an exercise DVD.

Intelligent approach

Use your judgment to select foods that are healthful. Manufacturers prepare packaged meals that are attractive and appealing so that you will buy them, but your goals are different from theirs. A nutrition label is required on packaging, and a quick check of salt, saturated fat, trans fat, and sugar content can help you avoid products that contain them. Better yet eat whole foods and you don’t have to worry about the label.

Gradual progress

Quick weight loss often results in weight gain instead, creating a cycle that is frustrating and discouraging. The weight that you want to lose probably took months to gain, and you can expect to spend months in losing it. A gradual loss of weight lets you see progress that you can enjoy.

Healthy living

Your body is like a sophisticated engine that requires high-quality fuels to function properly. A healthy lifestyle gives it a chance to use nutrition efficiently and to avoid harmful fuels that can foul the system.

Total calories

Recommended calorie intake varies by age, sex, and levels of activity. Moderately active females aged 14 – 50 can burn about 2,000 healthy calories in a day, and men in the same group can burn 2,400 – 2,600. To lose weight, you need to reduce the recommended daily maximum by at least 200, but not more than 500 calories.


A sedentary lifestyle includes routine activities but no exercise; a moderate lifestyle includes some form of exercise that is equal to walking a mile or two; an active lifestyle involves walking three or four miles a day or an equivalent exercise.

Optimum nutrition

Giving your body the best opportunity to be strong and healthy is the goal of optimum nutrition based on eating properly.

Strength fitness

Training with weight-bearing exercises is recommended for everyone to reduce body fat, to tone muscles, and to maintain a healthy appearance…


About 15 percent of adults who want to lose weight use a diet supplement to speed the process. You already know that there is no quick fix for losing weight, but you can do it gradually by using WEIGHT LOSS as your reminder.


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