Starting a diet takes commitment, there’s no doubt about that.
Here’s four ways to help you start one the easy way.
1. Set Goals
Sit down with a notebook and write down your goals for this diet.
Include everything from how much weight you want to lose, when you’re starting, how you’ll be reevaluating the foods you consume, etc.
Remember to make your goals achievable and healthy – this isn’t a race, it’s a new way of eating and living so it must be tailored exclusively to your strengths and weaknesses so you can obtain realistic goals and results.
2. Ready Your Mind
Choosing to engage in a diet is a life-altering event.
It’s about completely restructuring what you’ll put into your body, so readying your mind and emotional state is just as important as setting your goals (as mentioned in the above point).
You don’t want to make yourself stressed about starting a diet or overeating and falling off track may occur.
3. Know That You’ll Hit Bumps In The Road
And that it’s okay.
No one is perfect and everyone falls off the bandwagon sometimes.
The key is to stick to your weight loss goals, eat healthier, and if you mess up don’t beat yourself up over it – just get back at it and do better the next day.
Focus on your progress and devotion to a better you rather than dwell on your mistakes.
4. Go Ahead And Indulge
Just do so with moderation – and, if you can, with healthier versions.
Instead of running to McDonald’s to toss back that large fry, perhaps indulge in a gluten free cookie instead?
Figure out what will satisfy your cravings in a healthier way and you’ll find that you won’t feel as guilty by indulging when it’s needed.
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