With summer just around the corner I have no doubt that there are many of you out there who are just about to start, or have already got underway with a new diet to shift the final few pounds before that big summer vacation.
As someone who has done more diets that has had hot meals, I can understand the process which you are going through. You start off full of beans, making plans on paper for your new, healthy life. Week one goes great and you feel amazing then week two comes around and you start to regress, accepting that this may just be your body type. If sticking to a diet is something that you find difficult then here are some tips to help you to stay on track.
One of the best ways that I have found of losing weight and sticking to my plan is to do it with a friend. What happens when you involve a friend in your weight loss plan is that you are giving yourself, and your friend accountability and as such, you are far less likely to fail. For example, call your friend each meal time, let them know what you are eating, if you feel like cheating, give them a call and they can talk you out of it. Involving someone else who wants the same as you will mean that you are not just letting yourself down if you give up, you are letting them down too.
If you want to put together a 12 week plan then there is nothing wrong with that, as long as you have built into the plan a lot of small goals. The idea of dieting is to achieve something and if you don’t feel as though you are actually achieving anything, then you are more likely to give up. Set yourself challenges at the gym, weight loss targets and food challenges and then give yourself a small reward each time you accomplish your goal. Ensure that you don’t reward yourself with fatty foods, that would be counterproductive, perhaps a new gadget or item of clothing to pat yourself on the back.
There are loads of great apps on the market where you can load in your diet plan, update your meals and it will also give you motivational alerts just when you need them. Having a diet app is like having an angel on your shoulder to keep you going whenever you feel weak and it is also a great way to track your meals and your calories. Most apps allow you to place your weight loss goals and even give you plan for how you can best achieve them.
Losing weight is not easy bit with a strong resolve, a bit of hard work and a conscious mind, you’ll find that you will be able to do it in no time at all.