Odenton, MD (PressExposure) January 12, 2010 -- If you get a flat tire, don't slash your other tires too!
So many people make New Years Resolutions and vow to go on a diet and/or start and exercise program. Too many people fail and their resolutions fall by the wayside.
Here are a few tips to help you stay on track regarding your diet in 2010.
A lot of people have trouble sticking to a diet.
I prefer not to call them diets; it is really more productive to refer to the way you eat as your nutrition plan or eating habits.
That is really what it is, it is a habit. Habits are what you do unconsciously for the most part.
When people decide that they are going to lose weight, often they go on some sort of hard to follow restrictive diet. Usually they fail within a week or so.
Why? Diets are hard to follow. They are restrictive and deprive you.
An eating plan is just what you do when you eat. You eat foods that are good for you and nutritious. They support you. Eating them will make you lean, in time.
What does this have to do with flat tires?
Often what happens is that when someone fails on their diet or falls off, they end up really falling off. They have a few chips at a party and decide to just go all out since they already failed by having the chips.
Or they have a slice of pizza and then decide to have 5 slices.
Not the best way to look at things.
When you get a flat tire, what do you do? You change it and get back on the road.
You don't slash your other tires and give yourself four flat tires!
You should do the same when you slip a little on your eating plan. That what you do, you slip. Accept it and then get right back on. Don't worry about it. Get over it!
Just because you had some pizza or ice cream or what ever it is, it is not going to destroy your fat loss efforts.
What will destroy it, is you continually falling off you plan and not getting back on track. That is how you gained the weight in the first place.
Nutrition is not rocket science. You already know what is good for you and what is not. No, anything out of a bag or box is not good for you.
Make a sound nutrition plan, and stick to it. Don't do anything crazy or extreme. Follow your plan. If you slip a little, move on. Make your next meal part of your plan. Focus on getting better at each meal. Avoid situations in which poor quality food will be served, but know that sometimes you won't be able to.
Get over it. If you can stay with your plan 90% of the time, eventually you will get where you want to be, with a lean and toned body.
Remember, it did not take you a few weeks to gain all that weight, and you won't lose it in a few weeks either. Be patient, stay with your plan.
One other thing, stop slashing your tires!