Do you find it hard to stick to your diet? You’re not alone. Dieting can be challenging. We all know how hard it can be to stay consistent with eating healthy.
Follow these 10 tips so you’ll continue your diet and lose weight in a healthy way:
Don’t try to be perfect. Everyone falls from the plan from time to time. It’s ok. Allow yourself some room to stray from always staying on track and you won’t feel so stressed or guilty when that happens. It’s normal.
Limit drinking your calories. It’s very easy to consume many of your calories in drinks. Attempt to keep your drinks calorie-free. Water is the most suitable option.
Measure. Try measuring your food portions and counting all of your calories for one week. You’ll learn so much more about yourself and how much you eat, as well as which foods have the most calories. Also regularly measure your progress.
Assume you’re thirsty, not hungry. People frequently eat when they’re actually just thirsty. If you think you are hungry, try drinking a glass of water and see how you feel after 10-20 minutes and see how you feel then.
Chew each bite and eat slowly. Your brain won’t know right away that you’re eating, so if you eat too quickly you may end up eating too much. You should feel good at the end of the meal, and not totally full to the point where you feel tired or sleepy.
Is it emotional eating caused by stress? Perhaps you have been stressed out lately and eating is a way to cope. Try to find another way to reduce stress instead of eating and see if that helps, instead of munching.
Continue eating your favourite foods. Depriving yourself completely isn’t a solution. Try to keep the portions of your favourite foods smaller, but don’t just remove them altogether.
Play around with the amount of meals. Some people find that eating fewer but larger meals a day is better for them. Others prefer to have several little meals throughout the day to kill hunger. Experiment and see what works best for you.
Distract your mind. Before you go to grab a naughty snack, try to take a walk, read a book, listen to music or call someone you know. Pick an alternative that may keep you from eating. If you still hungry after that, just have a healthy, whole meal.
Stay active. Exercise can reduce appetite and help you eat less and feel better. After you build a momentum, getting some exercise day by day will become self-rewarding and you may even fall in love it. You may find this workout calendar useful.
Dieting is challenging for many people but food is important to sustain life. You can’t live without it. Creating new ways of eating healthy can take time and you’ll have to be patient with yourself before it becomes your normal routine.
Hopefully, these 10 tips can help you in creating new healthy eating habits and getting the results you want.