You have been on diets before. You probably have lost weight. But sometimes, itís tough to stay focused and on track. Whatís been missing from your efforts? It is possible to lose weight in a consistent way and keep pounds off.
Perhaps in addition to a solid diet plan, there are some other aspects you have overlooked. Itís important in any of your efforts to have motivation and drive to achieve your goals. Dieting is no different and with a few changes around your excitement for task, you can get to your target weight.
1. Make it fun Tired of same foods on your regimen? Do meals seem boring and repetitive? Try a new recipe that makes sense with your plan. Spices and herbs donít interfere with most diet plans and can add a lot of flavor to same ingredients. If you are cooking just for yourself, donít settle. Make Tuesday a special occasion. Youíre going to be eating for rest of your life. Make it enjoyable.
2. Have a goal Itís easy to get lost without a map. You can get easily sidetracked if you have vague weight loss goals. If you tell yourself, ďIím going to lose a few pounds before that event,Ē you can fall off your plan as quick as a trip to coffee shop bakery. Donít settle for losing 10 or 20 pounds if your target weight is 40 or 50 pounds away. If you lost first few pounds, you can get to your goal by continuing what youíve been doing.
3. Get help You can also get lost if you refuse to stop and ask directions. Most tasks are easier if we recruit help. This can be family, friends, or coworkers. Help does not mean everyone in your life will eat same as you. But asking for support on difficult days is important. Letting people in your life know what you are doing will give you that extra push when you need it. Getting help can also take form of enjoying people ask, ďHave you lost weight?Ē