Best tips for sticking to your diet – Take it slow or you’ll yo-yo
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.
It’s not a fucking race, take it slow or you’ll Yo-Yo
We live in a world where we want results now now now now now and for some even fucking yesterday!!!!
But think about it, that weight didn’t just magically appear over night. it took time to get there.
So why on earth do you think it wouldn’t take time to get it off AND keep it off?
Because of this, a lot of people develop and try to sell methods that will apparently achieve incredible results in a short period of time.
Stupid things like 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 8 weeks, even 16 weeks.
Think about it though, most people I would say would be happen to lose a stone or two. Two stones, 14 odd kilograms, that’s nearly thirty pounds, which could realistically take 30 weeks at a 500 calorie daily deficit. That’s a whopping 7 MONTHS of dieting for many people.
These plans will promise the same results in a fraction of the time, knowing it’s just not possible.
Also, most of these plans only deal with one issue and that is getting the weight off in the first place. they never really tackle the issue of actually keeping you where you wish to be.This leads to the yo-yoing most of us are so familiar with.
Obtaining a new body is about forming new habits and habits take some time to become routine behaviours.
On your journey to developing these new behaviuors, start slowly with slow deficits. Then gradually shift them over time.
The problem with doing things slowly usaually comes in not knowing how long the process will take, which in turn makes people wanna take the ‘fast track options’. Keep away from these though if your goal is long term weight loss.
From my other posts (as highlighted here), you now have the ability to plan out your long term weight loss. Because of this, you know fully well how long it will take to get to where you need to be and you are less likely to opt out and take a short cut to nowhere.
Now you can just take small steps in discovering all the points that will get you to stick with being the new you.
Just don’t go drastic in dropping your calories or opt into an express train to the new you, it’s just silly and will almost always cause the weight to come back on super fast and will make it harder to get it back off, physically and emotionally.