10 Weight Loss Diet Tips

Dieting can be a hard thing to do. It can be too much of a challenge for many people. So we thought we would give you a little help with some common pit holes to avoid if you wish to succeed.

1. Don't jump in head first with the hardest diet you can find. Big mistake. A lot of people decide to diet with a brief moment of desperation, pick a tough diet and fail. Don't jump into a diet that will be too strict to follow. If your not sure you can stick with the diet you have chosen, go for an easier one.

2. Don't lose touch with reality. You should be fully aware that you wont see results overnight. Keep your goals small and reach them bit by bit. And don't compete with someone if they say they lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time. Losing weight will happen at a different rate for everyone.
3. Don't exercise too often. This is another big mistake. Using all the enthusiasm that can occur when starting a diet plan to go mad an exercise to excess every day. Your body needs time to heal and rest after going to the gym or working out in general. Training too much stops the healing process from working effectively. A week of non-stop training could never offset ten or twenty years of couch potato lifestyle. Just go slow.

4. Don' go over the top with your calorie intake. Everyone that has been on a diet knows calorie control is important, but if you cut down too much from what you were used to, your body will store anything it can. So in the end it's not a good way to lose weight.

5. Don't skip meals in order to avoid some calorie intake. Don't forget a diet is about eating the right food and not starving yourself.

6. Don't jump on the scales everyday. When dieting we all want to see confirmation of the results in the form of a pair scales. But you should not check your weight everyday. Your weight will change slightly daily and the daily fluctuations of your weight will soon have you depressed and ready to quit dieting. And this is something you want to avoid.

7. Don't let your emotions get the better of you. All people are different, when some of us get bored or angry we reach for ice cream or another snack. Others reach for something else when frustrated in the form of food. Make sure you understand yourself in this way and do not allow this to come between your weight loss goals.

8. All of us, at some point need a helping hand. We don't all have solid will power and nerves of steel. So if you need advice or help, don't be scared to ask family or professionals. We can't solve every problem by our self.

9. Don' cut out your favorite foods altogether. Having a rest for doing some hard work trying to lose weight is a good thing. Treat your diet as a food control method rather then bread and water forever. So don't be scared to eat something fatty once in a while. As long as your not eating it frequently it won't really make a difference on your weight loss goals.

10. Don't just use will power on it's own. Use your head as well. If your curious to how much you eat, then make a list of everything and analyse that list for things that should not be there. Sometimes hunger creeps up on you and make you eat something you shouldn't. Be honest with yourself and keep a clear head.

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3 comments:

Steve said...

I like the ideal of taking a break from your diet for a day to keep you motivated. Although I have had more success if I stay on my diet full time.

Doris said...

Different diets suit people differently.

hehe said...

dieting is boring!!! get fat and live life thats my moto