So Many Diets So Much Failure. What's A Person To Do?
By Ed Kalski
What's the biggest reason diets are so difficult to implement successfully? Are you ready? Here's the answer: All diets require you to change your lifestyle in a major way. No one likes doing that. But if you keep doing what you've been doing, you won't lose weight. Right?
After all, if it was so simple to change one's lifestyle, more people would lose weight and keep it off.
So what's a person to do? Are there really any techniques that will help you change your lifestyle? Techniques that will at least give you a chance at success. The answer is yes.
Here's the www.Everyday-Wisdom.com formula to help you change your lifestyle with as little pain as possible:
Use diet goals that focus on small, cumulative changes in you diet + exercise goals that focus on mini-workouts (not long grueling workouts).
That's the key. Doing the above will lead to lifestyle changes you can live with and use consistently to lose weight.
When someone goes on a diet, they take on a huge burden. It seems like all diets require a person to change so much of their lifestyle, that they can't stay with the diet for a long enough period of time.
That's why we say at Everyday-Wisdom.com it's better to start small.
Small changes in diet that cumulate over time, coupled with small workouts that don't take so much out of you that you hate the idea of ever working out again.
Someone might ask the question: What if I have a lot of weight to lose? How can I start small?
Here's the good news: Where you start isn't where you have to end up.
This means that over time, small cumulative changes in your diet can become larger changes in your diet. And Mini Workouts can turn into larger workouts. This is how you can change your lifestyle over time with the least amount of pain.
The Best Weight Loss Plan In The World:
The best diet plan in the world? That's easy. It's a diet plan you will stick with until you reach your weight-loss goal, i.e. until you succeed. After all, a diet plan you won't stick with won't help!
Here are four small changes you can make to your diet to help you lose weight.
1. By drinking a one full-glass of water before eating your meal, you'll have less room for food. You'll have a better chance of staying in control.
2. If you like a certain food that is not going to help you lose weight, eat less of it than you normally would. That way you don't have to give up what you like completely, you'll just eat less of it.
3. Eat fruit for snacks. Everyone knows that will help, but are you doing that?
4.When you eat out, ask for a doggie bag and use it. Don't eat all the restaurant serves you. It's too much and too fattening. That way, you'll eat fewer calories for that meal and have food for another meal on another day.
The above four tips will help you reduce your caloric intake. And reduction in calories is a good place to start. Then you need to burn off the calories you've taken in. And for that you need to exercise consistently over time. How do you do that?
Here's a key: Instead of working out so long and so hard, and eventually giving up - reduce the time you spend on each session. Exercise shorter periods of time, but exercise more often. Try 10 minute intervals three times a day in place of a 30 minute workout.
This is Important! Very Important!
What should you do if you don't stay within the guidelines listed above? That's easy. Just start again. After all, as a child when you first started walking, it wasn't easy was it? Of course it wasn't easy - You fell down a lot. All children do. But that didn't stop you from getting up and trying again. You got up and tried again. And again, and again. Finally, lo and behold, you did walk.
When you fall down on your diet plans, pick yourself up like you did when you were learning to walk as a child, and start again.
About The Author
Ed Kalski is a partner and editor at www.everyday-wisdom.com.