Are you ready to lose weight?
Seems like a crazy question right? Aren't we all ready to lose weight?
But actually it's not a crazy question if you think about it. A lot of times, we just jump into the latest diet - because we're in emotional pain. We don't really stop to think about things - and if that particular diet is right for us.
And because we just make a decision based on our emotions, we are setting ourselves up to fail yet again.
Stop. Why not try something different this time?
Here are 3 things you need to do before you start a diet to make sure you'll be successful and reach your goals:
#1 Learn From Your Past
What didn't work for you in the past? I know it might be painful to think about it - but ask yourself why you broke your last diet.
Was it because you were too rushed and didn't have time to make the food? Did the food taste like cardboard and you felt deprived?
Maybe you chose to start your diet right before a holiday or big celebration - so the timing was off.
By learning from your past you can make changes to do it right this time around.
So in the above example, if you broke your diet because you felt deprived, maybe you'll want to choose a diet that lets you have treats like the occasional piece of chocolate cake.
If you quit your diet because you got tempted over the Thanksgiving holidays, maybe you'll want to wait until you have more time - and no big celebrations.
So figure out where you want wrong - and put in changes to fix it. Learn from your past.
#2 Let Yourself Be Human - and Get Help
People don't have a realistic view of themselves - and this trips us up.
For example, they think they can do it all - walk the dog, have a career, feed their families and, oh yes, make special diet food. But that's crazy!
You're not superwoman!
Let yourself be human and if you want to lose weight successfully, admit you might need some help. Why not try a diet meal delivery service for example, which will make gourmet meals for you?
There are diet plans online that will send you everything you need (food included) to get started. They will send you email tips and encouragement to stay on the plan as well, so you don't have to do so much work.
Don't try to do it all yourself - that is a recipe for failure. Admit that you're human and get help - in whatever format that may be!
#3 Leave the Past Behind
Ok, so now that you've learned from the past - it's time to leave it behind.
Why? Because the more diet failures we have, the worse we feel about ourselves.
And the more likely you are to give up when things get hard on this new diet. You're more likely to think "What's the point? I always fail at this."
You're subconsciously letting your past diet failures influence your results in the present.
You have to let it go. You didn't fail - the planning may have been poor but you didn't fail.
The good news? You learned from it (see point #1) like the intelligent human being that you are. And now you're on your way to permanent weight loss success!
So let go of those diet failures and move on to a new diet and a new plan. Take your time and strategize. Be open to new ways of losing weight and getting help.
That's a much better way to lose weight - and you're more likely to succeed!
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