Changing your lifestyle, especially in regards to the things that you eat, can be a difficult thing to maintain. It happens, sometimes people fall off the weight loss bandwagon. The sooner you motivate yourself to get back on the horse the less likely you are to experience “yo-yoing” which can seriously affect your long-term metabolism.
- Find YOUR Motivation- You can’t lose weight for other people and you certainly can't do it if every step is a chore. Those who are self-determined to lose weight are statistically far more likely to stick to their program long-term. Find the reason you want to diet in the first place and use it to propel yourself to your goals.
- What Works for Others…- Some people are able to drop pounds just by cutting soda from their diet while others find that they need to cut 25% of their daily caloric intake. Successful dieting takes a little bit of experimentation from person to person. Just make sure to keep a close eye on the scale to know what is working and what isn’t.
- Set Small Goals in Between Big Ones- As the saying goes, “baby steps”. It is important in maintaining motivation that you always have a way to gauge your progress. Fitness and calorie trackers such as MyFitnessPal are perfect for tracking achievable, short-term goals.
- One Day Isn’t the End of the World- Everyone has bad days. You had that donut at the office or you chowed down on some Chinese food for lunch. It’s okay. Make the rest of the day healthy and start off fresh tomorrow.
In some ways, getting your diet back on track is harder than starting a fitness routine. Once the gym is done for the day you don’t have to worry about it. Good eating is a concern for many people every meal. Thankfully the tips above offer great ways to find a diet and stick to it.