There are basically 2 ways to lose weight; either start consuming less calories, or start using more – or even better do both. Unfortunately, exercising regularly takes effort and dieting requires a certain amount of sacrifice. The bottom line is that to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle you need will power. There’s no getting around it. So if you are struggling to keep on track with your own diet, here are some essential tips to keep you strong.
Don’t Deprive Yourself
Whilst consuming calories may seem counter productive, I think we have to accept that not eating isn’t an option, and trying to limit yourself too much is not good for you mentally or physically. So whatever diet plan you are following, allow yourself to eat when you are hungry. If your diet plan doesn’t let you do this, then maybe that’s not the best plan for you.
Now if you take the above advice into account you will need to be weary of over eating. Make sure that you eat small portions, just enough to make you full, but never more. Eating small amounts more often is actually very good for you. It keeps you full and keeps your metabolism going. Learning not to overeat though is a skill, you need to practice, even if that means leaving food on your plate occasionally.
Crash diets (where you suddenly decide that you are going to change how you live) are rarely successful. We tend to form habits slowly and trying to change too much at once is tough. Instead, start your diet over a few weeks, each week make a small change and gradually squeeze yourself out of your unhealthy lifestyle.
Find a Hobby
Dieting (if you keep it up) is probably the quickest way to lose weight, but regular exercise will keep you healthy and motivated to reach your goals. Unfortunately, for most people, going to the gym isn’t fun. If you don’t enjoy your exercise you almost certainly won’t keep it up. So look into alternatives that you will enjoy. There are bound to be various classes and activities available somewhere near you, why not try a few out and try to find something that you enjoy enough to actually want to do?
Eat your Favorite Food
Don’t do it too often, but setting yourself one day each week when you are allowed a treat is a good way to keep yourself going on the other six days. Just don’t binge when you do allow yourself that treat
Will power is not a finite thing – some days it comes easy and some days not so much. Next time you have a day where everything looks tasty, remember these tips and try to get yourself through without doing something you regret.
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