How an Entire Diet Year Could Pass with No Results
After your pregnancy,did you want to look sexier and slimmer AND have more energy and motivation? Within the year? What happened? Why are you dieting with no results?
They say that the only difference between dreams and goals is a deadline. Many of us set a deadline of three months, six months, or a year to reach our weight-loss goals.
And, month after month, year after year, you are amazed when that block of time comes and goes with no weight lost to show for our efforts.
How much weight would you like to lose by this time next year? Whether it’s a little or a lot, there are some hurdles you’ll need to avoid if you don’t want the scale to register the same weight – or higher! – once your deadline has arrived. You do not want that dieting with no results quandary following you around.
Here Are Some Result Obtaining Ideas:
Hurdle #1: The Holidays
The holiday season is a time to celebrate, but too many of us take the opportunity to overindulge all year round.
It starts with New Year’s Eve parties and quickly progresses into Valentine’s dinner and chocolates, Easter candies, Independence Day barbecues, Halloween sweets,Thanksgiving buffets and Christmas cookies. Where did the year go?
And that’s not even counting birthdays, weddings, promotions and other causes for celebration!
Moderation is the key to overcoming this hurdle. Allow yourself to splurge for one meal per event, and make it good. Don’t keep stuffing yourself with leftovers for days at a time. Aim for quality over quantity.
If you drink alcohol during a celebration, have one or two diet-friendly drinks like wine spritzers or a Moscow Mule.
Once the fun has ended, don’t starve yourself to compensate for overindulging; simply go back to your regularly scheduled eating and fitness plan.
Hurdle #2: Weekends
Weekends can sabotage our weekly weight-loss efforts. Long weekends and holiday weekends are particularly notorious for this, but any weekend will do. We here are very guilty of this and find it is the biggest test of willpower because it happens 52 times a year.
If you start eating junk food on Friday night and don’t stop until Monday morning, your weight-loss efforts will be cancelled out by all that indulging.
Careful planning can keep you from gaining weekend weight. If you have a celebration to attend, cut a few calories from your other meals that day to compensate.
If your friends want to hang out, bring some healthy snack
options like veggie sticks and hummus. Or offer to cook a couple of healthy dishes for a potluck dinner.
It’s important to stay active on the weekends as well, which provides a great opportunity to break up a monotonous routine and will keep your mind off snacking.
Instead of hitting the gym, go for a jog through a new neighborhood. Walk or bike when running your errands. Play with your kids or pets at the park. Grab a backpack, and hit a nature trail. The idea is to have fun and burn calories doing something you don’t normally do.
Hurdle #3: Procrastination
“I’ll start my diet on tomorrow.” That’s a tired old cliche for a reason: Many of us find all sorts of ways to justify putting off our weight-loss plans. We’re too tired, too stressed, too busy to work out.
We can’t do it this weekend because we’re going on a trip. Next week is full of business dinners and conferences. The following weekend, we’re supposed to host a birthday party.
Excuses, excuses! If you wait for the perfect time to start your diet, you’ll never get around to it. If you do manage to get started, it’s important not to let excuses get you off track.
You can overcome procrastination by starting off with small, workable changes that fit into your lifestyle. Make small, workable changes that fit into your lifestyle. Make some lower-calorie substitutions in your meal planning. Change your lifestyle!
Commit to taking a walk after dinner 3 or 4 nights a week. Pamper yourself with something other than decadent food.Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and beat bloating.
“There’s no time like the present.” “Just do it.” Those are cliches for a reason too; they work.
Hurdle #4: Giving Up
Humans are nothing if not creatures of habit. We will continue engaging in unhealthy behaviors, even when we know the consequences, because “that’s what we’ve always done” It’s the easy way out!
Our eating and exercise habits caused us to gain weight, and so losing weight will require changes to those habits.The key is to make those changes permanent, not to try for a while and then give up when the going gets tough.
There are several ways to avoid falling off the health wagon. First, make changes you could live with for life.Note: Eating nothing but cabbage soup is not a change you
could live with for life!
Find a balanced meal plan and an exercise routine you don’t dread. Then plan logistics: How will you fit exercise into your schedule? How will you fit healthy foods into your grocery budget?
After the planning stage, all that’s left is to do it. You don’t have to have a killer workout every single time, and you don’t have to skip every dessert that comes your way. As long as you’re sticking to the plan 80% of the time, you’re making progress.
Don’t let another year pass you by! Get down to your target weight by identifying potential hurdles and taking steps to avoid them.
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Stay motivated to get around that dieting with no result syndrome!