While making your diet selections, keep in mind that eating a nutritious and healthy diet is always preferable to the “fad” diets. The truth is I can debate that any diet solution that will need you to pay something is more interested in taking your money than helping you to lose weight. Indeed, you are already perfectly aware of the right way to lose weight; consume fewer calories than you burn every day. If you do this consistently over time you will lose weight. The problem is that we aren’t patient enough and want instant results.
But there are no real shortcuts. Making good food decisions every day is a must to reach your long-term objectives. And to that end, fruit and vegetable smoothies really should have a central place in your meal planning. Fruit and vegetable smoothies are really simple to make, have more health benefits than a lot of other food choices, and are very low in calories. Most of us don’t eat nearly enough fruits and vegetables and including smoothies in your meal planning goes a long way to solving that issue easily. When mixed with other good food selections, fruit and vegetable smoothies are an easy way to include a lot of needed nutritional value and great taste to your meal plans.
Yet it sometimes happens that we fall off even the most effective, most sensible diets. Challenges in your diet solution should be anticipated and even planned for. By acknowledging that you may stumble once in a while you won’t be nearly as apt to beat yourself up with guilt when it does happen. Feeling bad is not going to help. What will help is to admit that you erred and move on. No matter how badly you “blew” your diet it is not going to undo all the good you have already done. Put this in your rear view mirror and move on. There’s a big difference between a having a setback and giving up. If you don’t give up any damage can be repaired.
When these challenges occur, as they most certainly will, here are some ideas on how to get back on track.
Is Your Diet Solution the Right One
1. A good first step is to take another look at the diet solution you’re currently using. Maybe this one really isn’t right for you. Look into other decisions to see if maybe they’ll work better. Or, maybe you don’t need an official “diet” at all. Instead of searching for the “perfect” diet, maybe all you really need is a dose of healthy eating training to help you make healthy decisions.
Every Dieter Needs Support
2. Look to your friends and family for support. Friends are frequently willing to come to your rescue when temptations grow to be too overwhelming for you. They can be that shoulder to cry on if you succumbed to a temptation.
Look For Inspiration
3. Read about the successes of others who dieted and succeeded in achieving their weight loss objective. The Internet is chock full of them. These success stories can be the source of both inspiration and confirmation that dieting can be successful.
Always remember that diet challenges happen all the time. You’re not the first person who has temporarily fallen off a diet and you won’t be the last person, either.
Maybe the best advice of all is this: If you get discouraged and quit your diet now in six months you are going to weight just what you do right now or maybe more. But if you just keep trying in six months you might be seeing a brand new you in the mirror.
So keep your head up, don’t get discouraged and continue to make reasonable and healthy food decisions.