Posted by Steven 23-12-2017
Losing Weight And Getting Beach Ready For 2017
Statistically the success rate for diets is very poor.
Many people waste a lot of their precious time and energy trying to starve themselves or force themselves to follow an unrealistic and unsustainable diet program, where later they frustratingly end up piling all the pounds all back on.
This can leave you feeling disappointed and it can make you feel like what's the point in trying.
Losing weight is the number one new year's resolution is to lose weight so you can look good and be more healthy, especially for the coming summer that lies ahead.
But most people have the right intentions, they tend to rush into a diet without giving their long term outcome much real thought.
First of all you should want to lose weight for positive reasons like, how great you're going to look, how slim and fit you're going to be and because it will give you a great confidence and self esteem boost.
Would you feel more motivated to cut out some of the fast and processed foods, and replace them with healthier foods.
As well as taking up regular exercise, if you knew that by altering your lifestyle and your eating habits you would not only look good, you would feel good, heal your body and even increase your chance of living longer.
Virtually everyone wants to lose weight, feel better and live longer, and just imagine how more mobile and fitter you're going to be.
But, if your goal is to lose weight because it is a new year's resolution that you think you should do, then your motivation will be low and you will be setting yourself up for failure.
Having a good strategy to follow
Very often you will find that if you have no long term strategy and plans of how you're going to sustain the progressive weight loss and then more importantly, keeping your ideal target weight.
Then you will find that two things tend to happen which are, you will initially lose a bit of weight, but after a short period of success they give up.
Or they will manage to lose weight, but they end up putting it all back on and in some cases, they end up even heavier than they originally were.
Most new year's weight loss campaigns usually follow the strategy of, that once they lose the weight they’ll just figure out a way to keep it off.
But the reality is, this kind of strategy rarely ever works.
You must have heard the famous quote by Benjamin Franklin "if you fail to plan, you plan to fail."
So, what’s the alternative?
From the very beginning focus on creating a sustainable lifestyle that not only maintains your ideal weight, but also increases the quality of your life.
I prefer this lifestyle approach because it’s not just about eating and exercising.
It’s about cultivating better sleep, more relaxation,
deeper breathing, drinking more water, feeling brighter moods and positive mental programming.
If you start with your maintenance in mind, it’s a completely different process.
If you're tired of wasting your time on diets, this could be your answer.
Unrealistic Calorie Intakes
The first big reason why most diets fail is because they simply have you striving to take in an unrealistic number of calories each day.
In other words, they put you into “starvation mode”. They are causing you to consume so little food that your body literally starts shutting down to conserve fuel.
When it does this, you know that you are on a one-way path to a fat loss plateau. Yes, you do need to lower your calorie intake to see fat loss results, but you need to do so wisely in a way that you can maintain your “metabolic engine”, so to speak.
Lack Of Satiety-Boosting Nutrients
Next, another big issue with most conventional diets is they
aren’t providing you enough of the two most satisfying nutrients: protein and fiber.
You need protein to function optimally. It’s also the nutrient that’s the slowest to break down and digest in the body, so it will provide immediate satiety.
Couple that with dietary fiber, which is found in fresh fruits and vegetables, and it’ll slow digestion even further.
Many crash diet plans are very low in protein, and while they do have you eating lots of vegetables, many discourage the consumption of fruit.
By making these two nutrients a focus of your plan instead, you can see results that much faster and enjoy being on the diet while you do.
Time Consuming Meal Prep
Who has an hour each and every day to meal prep? Not me — and definitely not you. Yet, many diet plans are so complex that they require this. If that’s the diet you’re on, it’s no wonder you’re failing.
Instead, you want to find an approach that gives you some basic and easy-to-implement guidelines that will help you realize true success with your program.
This plan should not take hours to follow each week, and should work with your lifestyle. When you find such a plan, it’ll be easier than ever to stick with.
Now, chances are you’ve heard that any diet you follow should encourage a long-term approach — and I agree.
When you make
diet changes, you should be focusing on maintaining healthy eating in the long term.
But, if your diet plan is designed to go on for months, this can kill your motivation in its tracks.
Find a diet with a definite deadline. Three weeks is optimal here as that is the amount of time it takes to build good habits – habits that stick.
Also, three weeks is a long enough period of time that you can see good results, but not so long that it’s hard to stay motivated.
Anyone should be able to do three weeks if they put their mind to it. This is precisely what The 3 Week Diet
is built upon.
By doing this diet, you can see remarka
ble changes in as little as three short weeks and once you see how easy it is to melt the fat, you’ll want to stick with the plan much longer than that.
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