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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.

Published by John Rogers

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  1. Now that the holiday season is over, I knew it was time to lose weight. I decided to go on the low carb diet. I thought it would be a lot harder than it was. At first, not eating bread or pasta was difficult, but then I found ways around this. I found that love making rice out of cauliflower and using squash for spaghetti noodles. After a while, I realized I didn’t miss it as much as I thought I would. I have only been on the diet since Christmas, and already, I have lost 15 pounds. I have more energy and feel so much better about myself. Diets are never fun, but finding one that works for you, is half the battle. My total weight loss goal is 50 pounds, and for the first time in my life, I really think I can do it. I’m excited for my future.

  2. I was getting very overweight after the holidays. When it was new years, my new years resolution was to lose weight like 99% of the world. I did research and found something a diet called Keto, which is basically a low carb diet. I did a lot of research about it and decided to give it a try the next week. At first, it was very hard to lose carbs because I love eating them, but I get used to not eating them after awhile. I also drank lots of water and realized that I lost a lot of water weight. After one week on Keto and being strict with the diet program, I almost lost over 10 lbs. It’s amazing what you can eat on this diet, as you can still enjoy food you love, such as burgers and cheese. I would highly recommend this diet for anyone who wants to lose weight fast, but it’s also something that you have to stay committed to or it will not work.

  3. I lost something like 25 pounds in six months because I was taking Ritalin for ADHD. Good times. I’ve since gained all the weight back and then some… sucks to suck, as they say.

  4. I used to weigh a lot more than I do now (about 20lbs more) but I decided to start exercising and planning meals. I had to be realistic about what I could start doing as a habit, and I began with walking every day. I then transitioned into jogging every day and finally running. For my meals, I tried lots of different vegetables until I found something that I loved. I am happy and healthy now at my target body weight.

  5. It’s always been a struggle of mine. I usually start with a plan, and then I track the progress. Somewhere along the way, I start obsessing about the numbers and check my weight several times a day, as if that’s going to make a difference. Then I finally stop, and just follow my diet. I’ve lost seven pounds in 30 days. I’m happy.

  6. I was 90kgs and now I am 68! Counting calories, enjoying treats in moderation, regular exercise, an active lifestyle, and good sleep habits have ensured I maintain my weight goals.

  7. i loss 15 pounds in one month by intermittent fasting and working out 6 times a week. I drank heavy doses of water and ate healthy meals at an appropriate time. I also cut down on the extra salt and sugar intake. i definitely feel a lot more healthy and energetic.

  8. Before looking at how much I actually weighed, I thought that my pants were getting a little tighter. I knew that somethings was wrong so I realized I had gained 20 pounds after stepping on the scale. What I decided to do was start going to the gym and got a trainer and then I started to slowly but surely get all this weight off

  9. When I first started trying to loose weight, I was restrictive & used those calorie counting apps to monitor my diet. But once I started focusing on eating healthy and just getting more exercise in, I lost 10 pounds! Little life changes really do add up over time and you will see results that way.

  10. I have lost 15 pounds this year after having a baby. I signed up for exercise programs that are 30 mins and I currently work from home so I use those 30 mins to work out during my lunch break. this has helped me not have an excuse not to work out. I’ve also started to eat more ground turkey rather than beef and try to cut out carbs and sugar.
    I also use an app to track my calories and water intake. I also got an apple watch to track my activity levels during the day. This helps me be motivated to beat previous days steps.
    overall these small changes has helped me make this a new lifestyle rather than doing diet that I give up on really fast.
    I’m excited about this coming year to lose more and be healthy.

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