Do you ever wonder why some people stick to a diet while others give up after a few days? Maintaining a diet isn’t easy, but it’s also not impossible.
Here are 6 tips that will help you stay on track even when you want to quit:
Commit yourself to a healthy way of eating.
The easiest way to stick with a diet is to have a strong commitment. It’s best to have a good attitude about your eating healthy and a good reason for being on it. You should want to be healthy because you care about your family or because you want to live longer.
Get your friends and family on board to help you stick to your goal
Making a change in your life is hard, but it’s easier if you have people on board with you. Build a support group that will help you maintain your healthy habits.
Keep yourself accountable by writing down what you eat
A food journal will help you be accountable for your diet. When you eat something, write it down. If you have a Big Mac, write it down. If you have a piece of chocolate, write it down as well.
Use memory triggers (such as music or tastes) to remind yourself of why you’re sticking to your goal
Using memory triggers can be an effective way to stick with your diet. A study conducted by Northwestern University found that people who used sticky notes to remind themselves of their goals lost twice as much weight as those who didn’t set reminders.
Spend time with like-minded people who will support you with sticking to your weight loss goal
If you want to improve your diet, then spend time with people who support a healthy lifestyle. It’s easy to fall off the wagon when you’re surrounded by temptation and it’s even easier when no one else is on the same page as you.
I hope that you find these useful and help you get on track with your weight loss goals. Remember it is all about taking action. Just start with one new habit today.
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