Ah, the world of dieting. It’s filled with ups and downs, gains and losses. It can be extremely frustrating as well, especially when it seems like you’re jumping from one diet to the next without results. Still, there’s no need to overanalyze the effort. Over-thinking can actually make you second guess your plans, and may lead to self-sabotage.
Here are a few tips to build a healthy dieting mindset:
To lose weight and get fit, you need to look at the big picture. If a diet isn’t sustainable in the long-term, it’s unlikely to be effective. Or, you’ll lose weight only to gain it all back once you quit the diet. Instead, think about what changes you can make to your lifestyle that will enact weight loss (and weight loss maintenance) in the months (and years) to come.
Radical diets that project losing more than two pounds a week may feel inspiring but the reality is they’re impossible to maintain. Whatever weight you lose while on the diet will inevitably come back. Slow, steady weight loss through lifestyle changes is the best way to see progress.
Think of Habits
Instead of worrying about every detail of dieting like counting calories, focus your attention on changing daily habits. Making simple changes like planning meals ahead of time and no longer stocking up on chips and other snack foods, can give you significant results without much mental attention.
This may be enough to keep you on track without fretting over dieting details. And having one less thing to worry about when it comes to weight loss is a good thing, right