What dieting requires is rethinking. You have to be mentally ready for a diet for it to be successful. In order to change your habits you must change the way you think about your body, food and many other things. Soon you will find out that really enjoying a meal and dieting actually go together and you will stop always having a bad conscience when eating and seeing food as the enemy.
Eating is full of relish. It is pure indulgence. It equals communication and conviviality. The right food will make you smart and sexy and contrary to the general belief you must trust me that food is your alley and not your enemy on your way to weight loss. Enjoying food and having a slim and trim body are no opposites – both can work together!
So you have decided to lose some weight and finally turn your life around. Congratulations!
Motivation and determination will be really important on your way to your new body. Losing weight will not only enable you to get a better body, but it will make you fit and increase your well-being.
Looking back the long road if your weight loss journey has come to an end you will be able to be proud of yourself for having achieved that goal.
There are a couple of things you need to know before getting started:
1. No universal weight loss rules
First of all, you have to understand that there is no such thing as “the golden way to weight loss”. Every person is different – every body is different – every person’s path to weight loss is different. That is something you have to acknowledge. All roads lead to Rome and not all, but many roads will lead to your new, thinner “me”.
2. Adapt Diet Tips to fit your lifestyle
Second, because of that all diet information you will find online or in books are basically nothing more than recommendations. You have to make sure you implement the diet tips you get in your daily routine. Also there is no use in eating certain things if you really hate the taste of them or are probably allergic to them just because a diet program tells you to. You can and should modify the diets to match your lifestyle and taste BUT don’t make it too easy for yourself. When it comes to dieting we often tend to cheat. If you feel really big resistance against something that could probably mean that you shouldn’t cut this topic out, but deal with it. Be open to try new things, to develop yourself further! Then your diet will be successful.
3. Implementation is key
Third, it is good that you are reading this diet guide, but reading alone won’t do. In order to be successful you will have to (literally) work your ass off. You will have to put all you learn about food and fitness and put all you learn effectively into practice.
4. Weight loss is hard work
Fourth, you have to let you know that you shouldn’t expect losing weight to be easy. It is really hard work – changing old habits concerning eating and exercising is usually the hardest. But if you make it (and you will), you will be able to be really proud of yourself. Everyone has the potential to fulfil his or her weight loss goals if you really want it and let yourself in for this weight journey.
5. Understanding yourself will lead to diet success
Fifth, you have to understand that dieting is not about following a list of steps or rules and rearranging your life accordingly. It is about UNDERSTANDING that your current lifestyle is doing your body no good and why.
Understand what dieting is about! Understand yourself! Internalize it and the chances are much higher you will be successful in dieting.