We start the winter season and at this point, when temperatures are starting to rise and we feel more like staying at home, maybe the willpower with which you started the diet in September, start to falter.
These 7 tricks that we will present below will help you to be more consistent with your eating plan:
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1. Start with one goal in mind with a detailed plan
The first thing we have to do is be clear about what we want to achieve. If we do not limit our objectives, we cannot even know if we are approaching them.
I recommend that you write down your objective on paper to increase your level of commitment to it.
The next step, now that you know exactly what you want to achieve, is to be clear about all those concrete actions that you are going to take to get closer to your goal. For example: go to the gym three days a week, always go up the stairs, include vegetables in all my meals, etc. Going through these actions throughout your day will help you not go aimlessly and maintain long-term motivation.
2. Have an intrinsic motivation powerful enough
Every real change starts from the inside out. Before you start following a meal plan, you have to be really convinced that you want to follow that plan because you are pursuing a goal. Although this implies having to give up certain whims, of course.
When you are clear about what you want to lose weight, your level of commitment to the plan increases and it is more difficult for you to deviate from the path.
3. Identify the “critical situations” and remedy them
It is very common that certain situations are the triggers that we end up skipping the diet. I give you some examples that sound the same to you:
– I eat without hunger because I'm bored at home all afternoon.
– I get home very stressed from work, so I eat more than I should.
– When I finish eating, I'm still pecking bread because it's on the table.
– I ask for food at home because I have arrived very late home and I have nothing for dinner (this will be discussed at the next point because with a little organization it is fixed).
If you detect any of these patterns, keep in mind that it is usually easier to try to modify the "trigger situation" than your response to it. It is easier cut a piece of bread and set aside the rest of the bar, to leave it there and fight not to eat it. It is easier for you to take advantage of the free afternoon to go out to play sports, than to stay at home and endure for hours the desire to go to the fridge. Detect what your trigger situations are and try to remedy them
4. Get organized and be a forecaster
We have already been advancing before: many times, the real reason behind the diet breaks is the lack of organization.
Plan everything in advance or, at least, always have good options at home. That there is no shortage of legumes for an emergency, ready-to-eat vegetables, tuna cans, eggs, etc. Healthy options with which you do not need to invest even 5 minutes in the kitchen.
5. Watch your surroundings
If you buy it, you eat it. And if you are not going to eat it, why do you buy it? Think about it, it is an unnecessary suffering.
The more temptations around you, the more likely you are to succumb to them. Point.
6. Enjoy the food:
For a diet to really work, it has to be sustainable over time. If you are not enjoying it, you will end up getting tired and it is normal for you to skip it. You will return to your previous diet and with it will return those kilos of which you had already said goodbye.
Healthy food can be tasty. It just takes a little interest. The Internet is full of recipes!
7. Do sports
Sport is good for everything, even not to skip the diet. If you have trained, it is more likely that you do not want to "spoil" all that effort by skipping the diet. What else do you need to start moving?
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