The vicious cycle of jumping from one diet to another is doing your body more harm than good. Rather than trying out the new trendy eating plan, stick to something stable which is catered to you and your needs.
Want to stop this cycle of yo-yo dieting forever? A few of our tips below will get your body back on track for 2015.
Rather than thinking of losing weight in the short-term, make long-term goals for your health and wellbeing. Most women only want to have a great body, but neglect their health on this type of journey. Fill your tummy with good food which won’t cause harm like obesity and other health problems down the line.
Keep it simple
If you’ve set some difficult goals, then you’re more than likely not to achieve them. Change your diet in minimal doses, and keep it healthy, regular and simple. Little things such as cutting out soft drink, and not going back for seconds won’t cause your body to completely freak out.
Keep busy by meeting up with friends and taking part in activities which make you happy. This could be anything from meeting up at the local park, taking a cooking class, or even being part of a book club. Anything that will take your mind off of food is going to be better in the long-term for your health and wellbeing.
Don’t deny your body from certain foods which you once loved to eat. This act of rebellion almost never works (even on those who have fantastic willpower), so designated cheat meals are your best option. Keep a few of these foods in the pantry, but don’t make it a regular thing.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking that weight loss is as easy as it sounds. The truth is that putting on weight is much faster than losing it; the process could take up to 6 months before your progress begins to show. Don’t let this create a friction in your weight loss journey.
No late-night snacking
Rather than opening up a bag of chips before bedtime, get into the habit of eating early. Try and have your dinner at 6-7pm; this will allow your food to digest properly throughout the rest of the evening. If you do want a snack, anything such as fruit or a light tea is perfect for curbing any late-night cravings.
Keep a record of your daily or weekly intake in a food diet. We have the tendency to snack more often than we think, and a food diary is a great way to keep track of everything.
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