How To Stick With Your Diet In Spite Of Your Busy LifePosted: Oct 08 in Nutrition, Weight loss by Dr. Lazarus
Every diet starts with good intentions. But, most of the time, the demands of life take over, and all your good intentions fade away. It’s not easy to lose weight and, most of the time, people will quit before they reach their goal weight. Sometimes, however, they do achieve their goal but find it too hard to keep the weight off. It can be done if you follow the guidelines and try to exercise some self-control. But that’s easier said than done. Sometimes it seems like the only people with self-control are the ones that are already thin. It’s normal, and it’s just human nature to feel that way. Here are some tips that will be helpful to jumpstart your weight loss journey.
Find A Weight Loss Program
Joining a weight loss program like Weight Watchers, or Jenny Craig might be motivating for you. These groups usually ask you to weigh in regularly, and this can increase your motivation. The accountability of being part of a group may help you stick with exercise and keep a better eye on your calorie intake. It’s the support that’s invaluable for many people.
One of the most effective ways to lose weight is to eat slowly. If you are used to wolfing down your meals, this is the time to try savoring your food. When you eat your meals in a hurry, your brain doesn’t receive the message that you’re full until it’s too late and you’ve overeaten.
When you eat slowly, you will inhale less air and have less gas as a result. Eating slowly will also give you a pleasant experience since you will be able to taste your food.
Don’t Use Your Calories For Drinks
If you drink juices and soft drinks regularly, try to replace them with drinks that are calorie-free such as tea with lemon and no sugar, seltzer with lemon or lime, or water. These drinks are delicious, and they’re healthy for you! One serving of regular soda contains more than 100 calories, and if you drink several servings a day, you will be taking in way too many empty calories. The problem is that your body won’t recognize the liquid calories you take in as food, so you’ll still eat the same amount of solid food as you always do.
Most people find it hard to stay active on weekdays because the competing demands of a job, family responsibilities, and other requirements are already overwhelming. However, you can try to take a short walk at lunchtime. This is especially good if you have a friend or co-worker that would like to walk with you. It’s a great pick-me-up in the middle of the day!
Break Unhealthy Eating Habits
Once you start eating healthier foods, your body will stop craving unhealthy foods. It will be easier for you to eat grass-fed meat and organic food and use healthy oils in your cooking. You won’t crave cheaper, fast food meals and imagine what that will do for your waistline!
Be sure to take your vitamins when you are on a diet. When you are dieting to lose weight, you may not get all the nutrients your body needs. You can avoid this problem by taking a vitamin supplement. Doing so will help keep your body in prime condition even though you’re taking in fewer calories.
Don’t Eat Fried Foods
It’s a good rule to stay away from fried foods. These foods tend to be high in fat and make it harder to lose weight. Instead, why not give broiling, braising, baking, poaching, steaming, or roasting a try? You will keep the nutritional value in your food without using extra fat in your cooking.
If it seems like you can’t keep up with your diet along with the rest of your life’s demands, try some of these tips. This advice has worked for many people and can keep you from abandoning your diet.