Exposure to all sorts of temptations often makes us give up the idea of getting rid of extra pounds, especially when diets that we propose does not take into account physical activity, behavior or each other emotions. There are several ways we can increase the odds to keep a diet to the end. For example, drinking water during meals reduces appetite. Avoiding foods with high calories in the evening can reduce the body’s fat reserves. You can enhance motivation allowing you to enjoy occasionally ice cream or cake that you like.
Everyone who ever held a diet know that it requires much self-control and involvement
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This goal, although it may seem modest, it is easy to meet observing a few basic rules of a healthy diet. Here are some suggestions that will help in achieving the goal.
Customizing the diet
Each person has his own food needs and comforts. It is tiring and inefficient to try diets that do not match the body. This explains why the same diet has very good effect on some, and does not bring any improvement to others.
Adopt moderate measures
Although diets in low calories or carbohydrates (eg Atkins diet) can cause a rapid weight loss than does a diet with moderate calories content, weight lost in the first type of procedure is usually regained shortly after resumption normal food.
The best solution is to change our eating habits, taking measures to impact us less. For example, we can change the breakfast by introducing in diet whole grains, nuts or fruit. Afternoon snack can be replaced by a fruit. These minor changes are leading to a considerable reduction in the number of calories that you consume in a day.
Set reasonable goals
Do not set the goal to lose half of the weight in a month, because it is destructive. It is healthy to get and to keep a moderate weight than to lose weight and then suddenly you get fat again.
How should be the goals set in diet?
Realistic – perfectionist goals come with a high risk of failure. Plan your diet “imperfect” because it is more likely to succeed.
Small behavioral changes – You cannot propose to lose 1 kg, nut you can propose activities that will lead to lose 2 kg: a healthy breakfast, introducing vegetables in diet, adopting a light dinner etc. Set your goals based on “how will I do” instead of “how will I be”.
Positive – instead of thinking about what will you do (“I will not eat ice cream for dessert today), think about what to do ( ” I will eat some delicious cherry dessert).
Flexible – a daily exercise program might not be possible due to unforeseen circumstances. But if you will propose to do exercise 5 days a week or jog 500m more daily, goals become affordable.
Measurable: if you intend to eat more fruit and vegetables, you will not get very far because you will not know when you have achieved this goal. You have to think on specific criteria , propose you to cook a vegetable soup on the weekend, determine that in one day of the week to eat salad for lunch.
Create an environment that will support it. Do not keep in the fridge cooked food rich in calories that can be available anytime. Analyze the situation around and change things that would disrupt the smooth evolution diet.
With motivation and commitment weight loss is not a challenge that we cannot overcome.