Many health experts agree that proper diet and exercise are the two keys to losing weight and keeping it off. For disabled persons, being sedentary and unable to exercise is sometimes a fact of life, which can make losing weight a real challenge. With guidance, patience and plenty of will power, it is possible for the disabled to manage their weight through diet alone.
Calculate your resting metabolic rate( http://www.shapeup.org/interactive/rmr1.php) to get an estimate for the number of calories your body needs each day at rest. Reduce your daily caloric intake as near to this number as possible.
Start keeping a food journal. Record everything you eat right after meals, so you don't forget.
Overhaul your diet. Eliminate excess calories, by avoiding products with sugar and refined flour. Incorporate more fruits, vegetables and whole grains into your diet. Aim to take in less calories than you burn.
Don't restrict yourself from the foods your enjoy, just eat them in moderation. Avoid mindless snacking in front of the TV, and eating out of a box or bag. Dole out single servings into cups or baggies in advance if you think this will help you eat less.
Stay mentally healthy; keep connected with friends and family, and talk to a counselor if you needed. Listen to music, meditate or write a letter if you feel prone to emotional eating. Keep yourself mentally healthy to avoid emotional eating and overeating.