Top diet tip – Get started
Top diet tip – Starting your diet is the hardest part of losing weight
You know the saying: “Objects in motion tend to stay in motion, objects at rest tend to stay at rest.” This applies to dieting as well. Once you build up a little momentum and start living healthier, you’ll automatically start making healthier decisions. Soon it will snowball into a healthy lifestyle.
An important first step of our top diet tip, is to get on the scales and see what you weigh now. Then define your goal weight. You will know where you are now and where you want to be. Next, you have to fill in the middle, but it’s important you define the journey before you take on the challenge.
Never say you’re going to start your diet “tomorrow”. Instead, set an actual date on the calendar and focus on it as the day you will start your diet. It’s important that you be as specific as possible. When you use a general term such as “tomorrow”, you’re really not defining your goal properly. If you say you’re going to start your diet on the “15th”, you’ve clearly defined your start date. And when the 15th comes around, you know it’s time for action.
When you’re setting a diet goal, tell that one person who would make sure to “rub-it-in” if you failed. By doing this, you put yourself in a position of “I’d better do this or I’m never going to hear the end of it”. You expose yourself to a potentially embarrassing situation, but now you have given yourself a major reason why you have to lose the weight. It’s amazing what people can do when there’s no backing out.
Walking is one of the best exercises we can do! Look at your life and see if more walking can be inserted. For example, if you’re going to two shops close to each other, park in the middle and walk to both, don’t drive to both. Another way is to take the stairs instead of the lift. The point is, there are many small choices throughout the day that can add up to a healthy lifestyle.
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