How To Stick To A Diet And Change For The Better
If you are still sticking with your new years resolutions this year, and i hope you are, I wonder just how many of you said you wanted to lose weight. So how well are you doing, what are your plans to keep it off? And that is what I want to talk to you, sure anyone can lost weight but keeping it off is one of the hardest things to do if you are improper about the entire process.
Diet is key
Strictly speaking, going on a diet and losing weight if done properly can be one of the best things you have ever decided to do. It helps prevent or control heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and even certain types of cancer. Who knew that just trying to take care of your weight would benefit almost all aspects of your health. The issue for most people is getting the motivation to just start the diet, but once you are able to get past that issue it becomes more of an issue of your own body makeup.
Books don’t always have the answer
Every book out there is going to tell you that they are the ones that have all the answers when it comes to losing weight and being able to keep it off. This is obviously bologna, and the facts of the matter could not be further from a one size fits all type of plan. Low carbs, keto, high fat, grapefruit, i mean there are a plethora of options out there if you are willing to dig hard enough so how do you know what to believe or not. Well in the end it may not actually be a bad idea to talk to a doctor. Our genetic makeup actually has a lot to do with how we lose and more importantly pack on the pounds, and understanding this fully can make it much easier to bring to a nutritionist or life coach and get a plan that is custom made to work for you. Now it is going to take time, and patience, and you have to be committed.
Don’t give up
Don’t give up because you will probably end up trying a lot of different things in the end until you not only find something that works for you, but something that you actually like doing.
One of the things that kills a majority of diets usually is not the rate at which a person loses weight, but how much the plan you have actually seems like work to you. Pick something that you enjoy beyond what you eat. How you work out is equally as important as what you put into your body.
Cut back on emotional eating
If I did have any solid advice that would probably help you no matter who you are it would be to really get a grip on your emotional eating. Now I do not care how you do this be it removing all temptation from your house, putting a lock on the fridge after a certain hour, or having someone in your life who will support you and slap your hand whenever they see it creeping towards the Twinkie box. The fact is that many diets go awry at the first moment of trouble. And I do not even mean the first moment of trouble in the diet. Many people look to the pantry to find comfort whenever anything goes wrong in their life because food has never done anything but make that person feel good before. Sometimes you just feel like you need a pick me up and that pint of Ben and Jerry’s is all that stands between you and happiness.
Find that special someone
Aside from that I would really make a point to reinforce having someone around that can really cheer you on. If you have someone in your life that is going to be there to cheer you on when you are doing good, and hold you accountable when you are not then you will be much more likely to stick to your plan. It is quick and easy to let ourselves down because we have to forgive, but to disappoint someone in your life that is important to you is another story. Now get out there and start looking and feeling like you have always wanted to.