Best tips for sticking to your diet – Be free of temptation and empty out your cupboards
No one likes the idea of a diet and because of this, many people falter on their way to getting their dream bodies. Even when armed with all the right information, it’s still very easy to get discouraged about the whole thing and quit.
So here are a couple of things I’ve found that will help you stick with it.
You may not need all of them but some might scream out to you as a good idea and if that’s all it takes to keep you on path, that’s good enough.
Lead us not into the temptation cupboard.
I know it sounds completely stupid but seriously, if you have anything in your house that is likely to get you to stray off your path, it would be best to just dump it.
Wasting food is pretty naughty but wasting your own time could be considered just as bad, if not worse.
If you know you are likely to over consume based on snacks and sweets being available, then bin them.
This is either until you have gained new eating habits or addressed the psychological triggers behind why you eat the way you do in the first place.
If you have kids and it’s impossible to have a house without sweets and cakes and all that good stuff, then re-arrange the way the food is located and just have a cupboard and fridge and freezer shelf for yourself. It will help make that distinction between what you can and can’t have available.
Or you can be militant and get everyone in the household onboard on your eating blitz, which will possibly go down like a lead balloon but still.
Also avoid things like eating the left over portions of your kids meals, it’s a very simple way to add extra unknown calories to your diet and slow down your fight against the bulge.
The starts of these regimes are always the hardest to adjust to so try not to fall off the wagon so quickly.
When you have settled in, think about perhaps re-incorporating them back into your diet in moderation as part of a dirty meal, IIFYM or cheat related diet strategy.