Posted by Manuel
So, you found the right weight loss plan but are now worried about being able to stick to it until you have lost all excessive weight? Worry not, we are here to give you advice on not just how to choose the right weight loss plan, but also how to stick to it until you see desirable results.
But let us first understand what makes for the right weight loss plan. Is it the fact that top celebrities follow it? Or does the approach to choosing the right diet plan have to be more practical? Let us discuss steps in choosing the right diet plan.
Choosing the right weight loss plan:
Believe it or not, 90% of the time people don’t stick to their diet plan is because they didn’t think too well before choosing the appropriate weight loss plan. Just following a new diet plan that you read a celeb followed and saw staggering results doesn’t ensure that you’ll lose weight too. Celebs have a lot more motivation than you, considering how their careers depend on just their looks. Plus they have a plethora of assistants and trainers who ensure that these divas stick to their diet plan. But what do you have? Just your motivation and your dedication, and those are sometimes not enough when your body starts to feel signs of hunger pangs and cravings.
Choosing the right weight loss plan starts with sitting and judging your lifestyle, your age and your medical condition. Is your weight a result of a sedentary lifestyle coupled with poor food choices and a deep love for French fires? Or are you a healthy eater but might be facing weight gain problems because you have a hormonal problem? Consider the practicality of a weight loss plan before you set out to explore it. If you have migraine problems and find it tough to go more than 4 hours without a carbohydrate fix, do you really think the GM Diet will work for you? Or will it simply leave you feeling so sick by Day 3 that you’ll go off it once again and complain saying, “Most weight loss plan and diets just don’t suit me at all!”
Talk to a dietician or a nutritionalist and discuss your current weight, your goal weight and any health conditions you may have. He/she will be best quipped to suggest a weight loss plan that takes in to consideration your lifestyle, your work routines and the number of pounds you need to lose in order to suggest the right diet and exercise chart.
How to stick to a weight loss plan?
Now that we have discussed how to choose the right weight loss plan, let us concentrate on how to stick to it for a long term in order to see positive results.
- Always work with a dietician who can give you new charts, updated charts and keep a note on your progress. Sometimes, certain food groups that are otherwise healthy do not work for an individual. And when a person doesn’t see weight loss even after strictly following a charted weight loss plan, it can be quite disappointing and even lead to a binge eating spree. Working with a professional ensures that you are always on the right track and see results consistently that further motivate you.
- When on a holiday, go off the diet completely. Fact is, a weight loss plan is great for as long as you enjoy being on it. But vacations are a time to let loose and enjoy. Try and be strict with your diet before you leave for the holiday, but once there you must explore the local delicacies and leave dieting to when you are back home.
- An occasional treat is a must to avoid cravings and binge eating episodes. Once in a while, do have a bar of chocolate for your sweet tooth, or have a small fries at a fast food joint. The more you deprive your body of a certain food item you enjoy, the more the cravings grow. Keep Sundays as the day you can eat ONE of your favorite things. But remember, moderation is the key to stick to a weight loss plan.