The time of year comes around year after year when we all want to shed the extra winter pounds and get the summer body ready by dieting. Even though you may diet for a few months and once the cold weather returns, it is worth it and you don’t want it to be a huge task or even fail in doing so. In order to stick to your diet plan and fit into your bikini.
Sticking to a Diet
Here are our top 10 tips to sticking to your diet -
- There is no need to even try and change your eating habit’s until you have learned a few important skills such as how to motivate yourself every day and how to get yourself to stick to some good eating habits.
- Consult your doctor, your doctor knows the health risk factors and nutritional needs for a human body, so he/she can help you determine how much weight loss and dieting is healthy for you. Your doctor may even offer routine weigh-ins with the practice’s nurse.
- Eat your meals while sitting down, slowly, and do not rush to chew and swallow properly. It’s much more difficult to allow yourself to eat off plan, eat mindlessly, or binge if you are doing this.
- Start a diet diary and stay accountable to yourself. Reporting to another person or working as a family and team during dieting allows for daily updates, through email, texting, or voice messages, meetings. Stay accountable to yourself by weighing yourself every day.
- Stop looking for the perfect diet or the perfect combination of foods. Simply, eat in a very healthy way but allow yourself to have one favorite food, in moderation, every single day.
- Change your mindset about food and eating. Recognize that you can eat whatever you want whenever you want OR you can be thinner. You can’t have it both ways.
- Prove to yourself that hunger is never a problem. If you skip lunch or snacks on one day, you’ll find that hunger is only mildly uncomfortable, compared to real discomfort such as you might have experienced after surgery.
- Teach yourself the difference between hunger and craving or the desire to eat. Ultimately, you want to just label what you’re feeling (hunger, craving, tiredness, boredom, or a negative emotion) and tolerate it without eating. In the short-run, have a list of powerful distractions to turn your attention away from food.
- Learn to regularize your eating times with a set plan of meals and snacks. Some people do well with no snacks, some with a snack after each meal, some with two snacks after dinner. Learn that you should eat only when it’s time to eat; not when you feel like eating.
- Stay mentally strong, whenever you begin to slip away from the good side, you should remind yourself why you’re dieting. Whatever your reason, keep telling yourself that you’re determined to stick to your plan so you can reach your goal and targets sooner rather than later.