We’ve all started a diet, and most of us have even stuck with it for a while. But over time, it can start to bog us down, and we lose sight of our vision for a healthier and happier body. However, when you start to notice yourself slipping back to your old ways, we’ve got a few tips for you get back on track and stick to your diet.
#1: Get the pros involved
If you haven’t gotten the results you’ve been striving for then it;s time to bring in the pros. They can make a significant difference in the amount of time it takes to lose weight, as well as your attitude towards it. At Laser Skin & Wellness we offer nutritional consultations and a variety of diets from detoxes to Optifast that we’ll guide you through.
When you invest the time and money into weight loss endeavors, you’ll find that you are much more motivated to stick with it versus trying to do it all alone.
#2: Clear your schedule and make a plan
Whether you are starting a diet, or you’re few weeks in, when trying to stick with it be sure you take a good hard look at your schedule. You have to make a plan for every event that you’ll be attending. If you decide to eat before a party with heavy appetizers, then prepare yourself for the tempting smells and visual appearance of the food and have a strategy.
Most parties will have a veggie tray around, but just in case, don’t feel bad about bringing your own. If you really want to thank the hostess, you can offer to supply a healthy tray to ensure all of your favorite foods are on the table. But, depending on where you are on the diet, you may want to skip the events that don’t allow healthier options, or come after the dinner portion.
#3: If you eat it – burn it off
It’s okay to cheat on a diet, but you can’t let one brownie turn into a free-for-all. When you eat a sweet treat or dive into a pizza that a co-worker ordered for the office, don’t let it get you down. Make a plan to add a little extra to your workout to make you feel better about taking in those extra calories.
#4: Understand your weaknesses ahead of time
If you can’t turn down bread at a restaurant, then make a note of it. Over the course of a diet, your tastes will change, and your cravings will curb, but every so often they’ll show themselves. Mentally prep yourself for times when that happens.
#5: Write down your motivations
Remind yourself from time-to-time why you want to lose weight. Many people will become so obsessed with what their eating they’ll forget the motivations such as keeping up with their kids at the park or fitting into a bridesmaid dress.
Whether you are on square one of your diet, or you have been moving along but want to pick up the pace, let the experts at Laser Skin & Wellness help. Our friendly staff is ready with a free consultation, and we can easily be reached by calling 561-641-9490. You can also swing by our locations in Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens.