As many as nine in ten diets fail apparently. Recent findings recommend that failing on a diet plan should not stop one from trying again as, one is better off yo-yo dieting than not dieting at all. In comparison to dentistry, it is as though someone went to the dentist for a six month assessment and some plague that is found around the teeth is scrapped off. After another six months, that plague might still come back and this is not considered a failure. Nevertheless, it is advisable to avoid on-off dieting as it can be severely detrimental to your health and metabolism. Here are a few tips to make it easier to stick to a balanced diet plan.
1. Become Aware
It’s important to study what you eat, when you eat and why you eat. If possible, document them in order to identify bad eating habits that have become a part of you. Basically, take some time out in order to get to know your cues to eat; this will greatly help.
2. Break the Link
The only way to contend with old habits is to consciously and consistently adapt an opposing lifestyle. Decide not to go directly to the snack bar or fridge right after work, instead, try calling a family member, take a bath or walk your dog. You should also remember that TV food advertisements almost automatically increase your cravings for unhealthy food, so turning off the box would help a great deal.
3. Rewrite the Script
Consciously and literally changing the way you speak to yourself about food will help remind you of your goals. Instead of saying a slice of cake or piece of cookie looks good, remind yourself of how good you will feel about yourself if, you choose not to eat it. Words are very powerful and can help to reprogram your mind and thinking. Don’t think it through, decide not to give in and move on
Yo-yo dieting is a struggle for many. There’s no need to feel alone in the struggle. The idea is to surround yourself with people and things that will consistently keep you motivated . Think about the end result, if you actually follow through with your dieting plans, versus your current state. You can gradually ease your way into it, introducing a new plan to your routine every week. With time, the whole process will become easier.
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