Updated: Dec 18, 2019
Let me start by saying I don’t like the word “diet” but I couldn’t think of a different word. For a diet to be successful, it needs to be life sustainable. It’s no good to stick to any diet for just a week – as soon as you come off it any progress will be reset back to zero. Your diet then should be designed to last and even if that means the results are slower coming to begin with, it will be worth it in the long run.
Unfortunately, though, this is something that a lot of diet books and advisors miss out. In this post, I will go over how to make your diet fit better with your lifestyle and how you can make it that much easier to stick to.
Stricter at Breakfast and Lunch
One of the biggest challenges in sticking to any diet is the social aspect. What we neglect to notice often is that eating is a social event like office parties or luncheons – and if you choose to skip chips or dessert then you will stand out as well as having to then watch others eating the thing you just denied yourself. Which is no fun as you might imagine.
This can be a problem at dinner, that is when most of us will come home to eat with our families and partners. It can also be a challenge at the weekends when we’re more likely to be entertaining guests and go to outings.
A good solution is to be stricter during the hours when you’ll be eating alone – which means breakfast and/or lunch. Pack your lunch box strict and your breakfast strict and then you’ll be freer to relax slightly in the evening or at the weekends on ‘cheat days’.
Find Some Easy and Cheap Meals
A salad bar can help a great deal for your lunch then, especially if it’s cheap or you can pack a salad which is much cheaper. Another tip is to look into preparing meals at the start of the week and keeping them in the fridge or freezer. Preparing my meals makes my life so much easier - I don’t have to think about what I am going to eat, the set I use can be found here click. And don’t be afraid to eat the same thing regularly, being a little more consistent is a great way to stick at your diet more easily.
Finally, look into some gadgets that can make preparing your meals easier. I have an air fryer oven that I cook everything in you can find it here click, I have tried others that I will post to the store. . Food processors, juicers and slow cookers can all save you a lot of work!
Comment below: What other word could I use?