One-Size Fits All Diets Do not Work

Learn to incorporate healthier eating habits into your daily life, rather than trying to eat according to someone else’s plan. Even if you can stay on a strict diet, what’s the sense when you finally quit the diet and just gain the weight right back?

There is no One-Size Fits All Diet. Why do they serve a 5 foot, 120 pound woman the same plate of food as a 6 foot, 215 pound man? Why do they suggest the same 1200 calorie diet for an active woman and a sedentary one? It makes no sense — better to create a diet plan that works for you based on what you usually do (activity wise), your age, size, and other health factors.

The Day You Quit the Diet Turns into the Day You Decide to Gain Weight

Usually it’s the day you choose to eat something “off plan” that tosses your plan straight out the window. This is exactly why restrictive diet plans don’t work for the long-term. If you don’t learn how to eat what you love responsibly, or you try to avoid the foods you love entirely, you’ll obviously not be able to stick with it for very long.

Far better to learn how to eat within your usual lifestyle and create new habits that you then can live with, so even though it’s summer and there are weekend picnics and lots of those “special occasions” to indulge. It’s okay if you overeat today because you just get back to your new usual habits tomorrow. That’s how you can lose the weight and maintain your loss from now on. Eat a reasonable diet the majority of the time and indulge once in awhile instead of the other way around.

If you want a treat, have a treat, and no, it’s not a treat if you eat it every day; That’s a habit. Work on your habits, one at a time until you turn them back into the treat they once were.

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Weight Loss Tip: Small Changes Equal Big Results

Slow Change Works

There are 365 days in a year. If you achieved your goals on 200 of them this year wouldn’t that be an improvement over last year?As you improve, your weight will come off. That’s the secret to lasting weight loss. People who’ve achieved their best weight and maintain it learned to stay on their plan more often than not. Eventually you won’t think of it as a plan at all but just how you prefer to be, and that’s true weight loss success.

Eat What You Want to Lose Weight

If you have a particular food craving, you should have that food. Not three other things to make the feeling go away, but that exact food. If you cannot have that exact food, then catalog it for later, and have something similar, such as if you want something crunchy and salty, find something else that’s similar in taste and texture.

If you expect to only want what is “good for you” you’re setting yourself up to fail. You’ll obviously want other things. Just today I wanted nuts, badly. So I ate nuts, plenty of nuts. Handfuls of nuts. Far more than I’d normally eat if I were in my natural state but this was a craving, and sometimes a craving needs to be satisfied.

I visited the nut jar several times during the day. So how do I feel now? Great. Satisfied. Excellent. I ate the nuts, I’m happy, not damaged, not ruined.

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Bubbles are simply stockings with an elastic band that lifts that asset, where it belongs; up, high, in the sky. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s an as*s! And isn’t it lovely? You’ll have them following you down the street when you wear your Bubbles.

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Keeping Food Diary Helps Weight Loss

Keep track of what you eat for the next seven days; just one short week (you can do it). Note what, when, your mood, and whether you were hungry.

This diary then becomes your window into your real eating habits. If you usually eat a pretty healthy diet for instance, then the food may not be a big problem, but what about the frequency or quantity?

Waiting for Hunger or I’m Always Hungry

Do you eat in anticipation of hunger? It can be very enlightening to play the, “Wait for Hunger” game. You do this by simply waiting for real hunger before eating anything. By real hunger I mean the, “I’m hungry, and I need something to eat,” hunger rather than a vague sensation that, “Hey, I could eat something,” or you suddenly smelled food and what a surprise, now you’re hungry. You’ll begin to recognize false hunger more often when you wait for real hunger to arrive, and once you know it’s false hunger, it’s much easier to simply ignore. Wait 10 minutes and false hunger disappears. Poof!

The odd thing while waiting for hunger is it can sometimes take a long time to arrive. People begin to worry that it won’t come at all. The same people who earlier said they are hungry all the time, now come to realize they are rarely truly hungry because they don’t wait long enough to actually get hungry. Other times you could be hungry very often throughout the day. Every day is different.

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I carry some type of food with me such as fruit or nuts, sometimes a food bar, pretty much everywhere I go. If I get hungry, I want a couple of bites of something healthy pretty soon. It helps to stave off the, “I waited too long and now I’m going to eat everything in sight,” behaviors as well.

A food diary seems like a hassle but it can be such an excellent learning tool, and I highly recommend it. Use software if you like such as the Food & Exercise Diary, or simply get a small notebook and carry it with you. In fact, even if you use software, you still need to carry a small notebook because trying to recall what you ate is nearly impossible. You’ll easily forget those little nibbles here and there, and they count too. It can easily be just the food you don’t realize you’re eating that’s adding those extra pounds to your frame.

Give it a week, you’ll discover many things. 1) you’ll discover whether you’re really motivated to make a change in your eating habits because if you can’t do this one thing, then the chances are you’re just not ready to make a change, 2) you’ll discover you won’t die if you wait for hunger, and 3) you’ll discover you really aren’t truly hungry as often as you think you are.