Sticking To A Diet Can Be Really Difficult
Few people are able to start a diet and stick to it for an extended period of time. It might be a New Year’s resolution which lasts until March, or maybe it’s a three-month diet to get them in better shape for the summer time.
Either way, there are a number of reasons why sticking to a diet is hard work for most people. So how can you overcome these challenges?
Why Most People Have A Hard Time Sticking To A Diet
They’re Seeing It As A Diet
There are many negative ideas associated with being ‘on a diet’ and ‘dieting’. Most common complaints are starving yourself of all the foods you like and having to exercise relentlessly even when you’re feeling fatigued and stressed.
You may also feel that you have to miss out on social events with friends because you can’t eat unhealthy snacks or drink alcohol and sugary drinks. Start seeing your diet as a healthier way of living and you’ll soon change your outlook.
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It’s Not Sustainable
People try too hard to do things that are not sustainable. Therefore it’s no surprise that people have a hard time sticking to a diet before giving up after a few weeks. Instead of vowing to only ever eat vegetables for the rest of the year, make more realistic goals such as cutting down on portion sizes, reducing the amount of white carbs and white flour you eat and drinking more water. These are things that you can do for the rest of your life without causing any damage to your body or metabolism.
It Gets Boring
People have certain ideas about healthy eating that don’t seem to change much. They believe that they have to eat bland vegetables all the time, or that adding butter and creams to their recipes will be a disaster for their dieting regime. It’s much easier sticking to a diet and eating healthier when you mix up your recipes and eat different things. Rather than eating porridge for breakfast for three months in a row, rotate between three or four breakfast ideas.
They’re Not Seeing Results
In order to see results from dieting, you need to make sure that you’re eating the right foods and that you’re eating the right amounts of food. Some people are eating too much of the right foods, while others aren’t eating enough food at all. This can contribute to a lack of results too. If you’re hoping to tone up, you should spend 4-5 days exercising, taking part in both strength training and aerobics.
Sticking To A Diet Doesn’t Have To Be A Prison Sentence
Almost everyone has done it at one time or another. Many people do it every year around New Years. Yes, it’s making a resolution, a promise to ourselves that we are going to do something different than we have done in the past. But unfortunately, by the end of the first week, a full 25% have given up and gone back to their pre-resolution ways.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Download my free report, How To Stick With Your Fitness Resolutions to see how sticking to your diet doesn’t have to mean a prison sentence.