The Letdown after the holidays
All the festivities from the holidays are over and it just makes a lot of sense to decide now is the best time to go on a diet. There are fewer parties and occasions to go where food and drinks are involved.
But wait, if you want to lose the weight and keep it off for good, don’t go on a diet, make it a point to change your lifestyle. If you think of it as a diet, you will spend the rest of your life fighting the pounds.
If you gained weight during the holidays don’t get discouraged, it happens to many of us. Start small, make simple changes, don’t try to go on a crash diet. That won’t work, you are just setting yourself up for failure.
Just say to yourself I will cut back on the bread and butter this week and I will give up most of the processed food that I have been eating.
The following week cut back on sweets or carbs or both. If you do these things gradually you will not feel deprived and give up after your first craving.
Start with a bang
Everyone wants to start out with a bang and lose 20 pounds overnight. But it just is not the right way to go about losing weight. Did you gain all the extra weight in one or two weeks?If you have a lot of will power and know you can stick to a rigid eating plan (like my husband can) than you can be very strict, but if not, you are better off starting out slow and build up to a healthy, clean, eating plan that you can live with for the long haul.
The problems with diets and dieting is we want to go back to eating the way we did before. But let’s face it, that did not work, or else we would not be needing to lose weight. We never would have gain weight in the first place.
Resolutions are made to be broken.
Please don’t get caught up in the resolutions trap. Most new year’s resolutions fall by the wayside for some reason or other. Don’t let that happen to you.
If you slip a little one day, don’t go crazy and eat everything in sight, just consider it a little slip, pick up and get right back on track. And just keep doing that no matter how much you go off track.
Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day. It took some time to gain this weight, it will take some time to lose it.
Remember to add some exercise, it will help your metabolism and will speed up your weight loss.
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