The Keys to Making Any Diet Successful

Denise Austin by Denise Austin | December 12, 2016 | Nutrition

successful diet

Hi everyone! Here, I talk about maintaining a Successful diet.

Way too often, people start a diet, get excited about it for a few days, and then return to their normal habits when it gets in the way of their lifestyle. The major problem here is that a diet shouldn’t be a fad or an inconvenience—it should fit seamlessly into your lifestyle. Because if a diet is going to work, it’s got to be something you can keep up with day in and day out without getting frustrated.

An Easy Guide to Making Successful Diet

The first step to maintaining a successful diet is to recognize that it’s a long-term solution and not a quick fix. Once that’s out of the way, I want you to pay attention to these tips below.

Check Your Attitude

I always tell people that having the right attitude is vital to your success. If you want to stick to your diet and achieve your wellness goals, you have to believe that you’re worth the effort! So, if you find yourself thinking negative thoughts about yourself when you look in the mirror, stop it right now and give yourself a compliment instead.

You, alone, hold the power to decide whether you’re going to be a quitter or a go-getter. And I think you should choose the latter! If you’re finding it hard to think positively, go for a short walk or do a quick workout. A little bit of physical activity can actually completely change your mood for the better.

Follow My Diet “Dos”

Instead of telling you what you shouldn’t be doing when it comes to dieting, I’d rather tell you what you can be doing to help yourself succeed. Here are some of the “dos” I follow when it comes to my eating habits.

  • Eat until you’re satisfied.

Now, this doesn’t mean you should be completely stuffing yourself at every opportunity. It just means you don’t need to starve yourself. You’ll just want to listen to your body and realize when you’ve had enough.

  • Incorporate a variety of foods into your diet.

Balance and moderation are absolutely key. Don’t eliminate entire food groups from your diet (unless you have an allergy or intolerance, of course), and try to eat plenty of fruits and veggies.

  • Quench your thirst—even when you don’t feel like it.

When you’re drinking enough water, you won’t confuse thirst with hunger and accidentally overeat. Plus, staying hydrated is great for so many other health and wellness reasons!

  • Get up and get moving.

Even a few minutes of physical activity each day can make a huge difference in your diet and wellness goals. If you’re pressed for time, try taking the stairs instead of the elevator or doing some squats while you’re watching TV.

  • Make it a team effort.

I can’t emphasize it enough: Being a part of a community can be so huge for your goals. Find an exercise/diet buddy at work, in your neighborhood, in your group of friends, or even online! You’ll have all the support you need to reach your goals.

 

Be well and keep moving,

Denise

 

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