Trying to lose weight? Having trouble sticking to your diet plan? Here are five tips to help you make faster progress towards your fitness goals:
If you have healthy food around the house, you’re a lot less likely to hit up the In-n-Out burger on the way home after a long day of work. Here are a couple examples of foods that won’t ruin your diet and are easy to prepare:
2. Pay attention to your portion sizes
Your stomach is really only about the size of a fist; that’s about how much food it takes to fill it. You should feel better when you’re done eating, not sluggish or stuffed.
3. Write down your goals and tell everyone about them
Write down your fitness goals. Tell your friends, co-workers, etc. about them. This is incredibly effective for any goal, fitness-related or not. Not only have you recorded what you’re trying to accomplish, everyone knows about what you’re doing, so you risk humiliation if you fail.
4. Think big picture
A lot of people seem to obsess about the ‘small’ stuff: if they ate white rice instead of brown, or if they slipped up and had desert one night after dinner. Honestly, these small things do add up and make a difference – but individually, they’re not going to kill your progress. This type of stuff happening every day is what ends up being a problem.
5. Have a cheat day once a week
Reward yourself for sticking to the plan all week long and eat what you want. This really helps keep you on track and gives you something to look forward to.
These simple tips really can make a difference in your diet efforts. The #1 thing is that you have to be committed – if you’re mentally ready to change, you’re well on your way.
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