It’s like an unwritten rule, to start a diet on Monday. Αs if this particular day holds a reset button. Of course, it is the beginning of the week, but the start doesn’t mean that you’re necessarily ready.
How do you expect to transform into a diet enthusiast when a few hours before you were partying, eating all sorts of junk food?
Trying to make drastic changes in your lifestyle can lead you to failure. As much as you want to start and be successful, your old habits have more power over you.
You shouldn’t feel bad about it. We all tend to overeat for different reasons. It is an easy way to de-stress. But comfort food can only relax us only for a moment.
Turning to food in order to camouflage stress, anxiety, pain, and problems isn’t a solution.
Overindulging in food is damaging our health. When we decide to go on a diet, we want fast results. This approach isn’t the best one and cannot guarantee success.
This is why you have to start a diet slowly.
Take your time and give yourself time to gradually eliminate junk food and replace it with real, nutritious meals. This way, your body won’t fight back.
Just don’t wait till Monday, start whenever you choose. Monday won’t make your diet more successful.
There is no magic wand
Changing your habits overnight is totally unreal. The problem with starting a diet this way is that you have high expectations.
But you probably already know that, since you’re beginning a diet every single week.
I know, I’ve been there.
Why would you want to torture yourself?
Restricting yourself and being constantly stressed out, while trying to control what you eat, isn’t quite the definition of happiness.
So what can you do to make the whole process easier?
Many diets promise you miracles, like losing all the excess weight in a single month.
Well, ask anyone who tried these types of diets, and they’ll tell you that in the end they gained back all the weight and even more.
Yo-yo dieting is making people depressed.
Having patience is the most essential factor that can make your weight loss journey a successful one.
Not seeing immediate results shouldn’t bring you down.
You can transform your body and keep it that way forever if you take small steps.
Keep going even if you fail
Losing weight can take time, depending on how much weight you want to lose.
However, while you develop new healthy eating patterns, you might be faced with a weak moment.
It might due to a party, a stressful day, or after a sleepless night that you give in to an unhealthy choice…
Is this the end of the world?
This is the point where most people fail. The problem isn’t that you ate something you shouldn’t, it’s that it makes you think that you failed. And you give up…
Look, we are human beings, not machines, and we can’t expect ourselves to be “perfect.”
Eating something extra doesn’t mean that all your efforts have gone down the drain.
Keep going like everything is under control. Expect such moments to occur, and treat as a part of the journey. Just don’t quit.
If every time we made a “mistake,” and we gave up, we wouldn’t learn how to walk, read, ride a bicycle or learn anything.
A healthy lifestyle is a skill that is developed over time.
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“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
How much do you really want to start a diet?
You want to change your body, but are you ready to put in all the hard work?
Do you just dream about it? Stop dreaming, and start planning.
Changing your habits makes all the difference, it’s the “old you” that feels safe when eating processed foods.
Why go through all the pain, when you can relax and eat a bag of potato chips while binge-watching your favorite show.
Pain or pleasure, what will you choose?
Here is the tricky part.
What you perceive as pleasure might make you feel good for a short while. However in the long run it won’t serve you.
You won’t be able to fit in your clothes, you’ll feel more stressed, and eventually gain more weight.
We use food to numb our emotions, we have become soft, impacting every aspect of our life.
On the other hand, what might now seem difficult like eating healthy foods and exercise will eventually boost your self-esteem.
You’ll start to feel your muscles toning, you’ll lose a few pounds, and this can impact every aspect of your life.
So, what will you choose?
Feel better for 5 minutes while you gobble down that bag of potato chips? Οr feel amazing for 23 hours and 55 minutes?
Why do you want to lose weight?
Many people want to lose weight for the wrong reasons.
Some get bullied by their “friends,” family members, or their colleagues. Some think that if you’re not skinny, you don’t deserve to be loved, be promoted, or be their friend.
Having a healthy weight can help you feel better. If your health is good and you like the way you look, don’t waste your time losing weight just to please others.
Unfortunately, many people look down on overweight people, as if there is something wrong with them.
Don’t believe such things.
I have been there, and faced these challenges and I can totally relate to that feeling.
It makes you feel as if you don’t belong to the “normal” people.
You cannot dress as you would like, the fashion industry doesn’t fit overweight people in their consumer lists.
Well, all those people aren’t your problem and neither should they concern you.
Find your reason, because this will help you stick to your weight loss plan.
You’re doing this for you, not for anyone else.
Check out how many people managed to transform their bodies
We spend so much time on social media, and sometimes we get lost while scrolling down the feed.
You can look at the photos of people with great bodies and feel sorry for yourself, but you can also check out the ones that decided to take control of their lives.
This is the motivational side of social media that can really help you shift your mindset and help you believe that you can succeed in losing weight. Thousands of people have managed to achieve extraordinary transformations.
Doing this will help you realize that you’re not the only person on earth who has such a hard time sticking to a diet.
Sometimes you think you’re the only one that cannot do it. That’s not true.
If they can do it, so can you.
You are the only one who can help yourself
Having people to support you along the way is really important. However, they cannot do it for you.
Only you can put in the work, the dedication, and the time.
Losing weight isn’t just about the number on the scale.
It is a life lesson that can teach you that you can succeed in whatever you set your mind to.
As humans, we tend to seek the easy way out, the magic pill.
In order to become comfortable in our own skin, we must first get slightly uncomfortable.
The only way to evolve and believe in yourself is by testing out our limits.
The mind is playing tricks on us, telling us that we cannot do certain things, but that isn’t true.
As you’ll start to gradually win some battles (while lose some others), you’ll be able to learn many things about yourself and your capabilities.
The transformation won’t be only a physical one, but a mental one and that can totally change you for the better.
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Feel good about yourself right now
If you expect to lose the excess weight to feel happy, that probably won’t happen.
You should start feeling good about yourself and your body right now.
How do you expect your body to co-operate when you treat it as an enemy?
When you don’t feel comfortable in your own skin, it is difficult to feel good, but it is crucial to develop a different and more positive relationship with your body.
Observe it, don’t look only on the parts you don’t like. You’ll always find something else even if you lose weight.
Trust me, if you think that the glass is half-empty, you’ll never see it as half-full. So change the way you see the world around and inside you.
See the best in you, and when you do, others will see it also.
Take care of yourself, get enough sleep, take a haircut, buy new clothes, and reward yourself.
You should be kind to yourself.
Are you still thinking about it?
Why not start right now, don’t wait for any Monday.
It doesn’t matter if it’s morning, afternoon, or night. Not even if you just ate a big meal.
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
Vincent Van Gogh