Posted on 16 Apr 2017 Views 4409 Comments 22
Like anything in life a good attitude really helps determine the outcome and it is easy to underplay how important a good attitude is to truly succeed. Ask yourself does any of the following remind you of excuses you may have used in the past?
“Being on a diet means I cannot have anything I want!” - Wouldn’t it be great to be healthier and slimmer so that you can enjoy all that life throws at you? Instead of focusing on the “cannot” remind yourself that you have “chosen” not to have that bag of crisps or bar of chocolate, thereby giving yourself full control over the situation.
“Being on a diet means it stops me from socialising!” – Being able to socialise just takes a little pre-planning. If you are eating out, check the menu as you can have a Lifestyle day and have a low carb meal (just avoid the carb laden foods like potatoes, fruit and heavy sauces). Order a nice piece of steak or fish with some veggies or a salad. Make yourself the designated driver if your friends are drinking alcohol, then you won`t be made to feel awkward when they offer you an alcoholic drink.
“I hate veggies!” – Try roasting them! Carrots, cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts taste delicious roasted, as the dry heat of the oven caramelises the natural sugars and brings out an amazing flavour. If you prefer a more savoury flavour to your veg then add half a stock cube to the water when cooking, as this will add another layer of flavour to all our vegetables.
“I`m going to fail!” – You may find that on your journey you may have a blip or two along the way, this is perfectly normal as you are trying to break old habits. The best way to deal with this is to accept it, forgive yourself, draw a line and carry on with the plan. Do not write off the whole day due to a small mistake and use it as an excuse to eat off plan! One blip is not a failure, as a child you didn’t just get up and walk you stumbled and fell over a few times before you could truly master walking perfectly.
Focus determinedly on all of the great things that losing weight will enable you to do and how empowered you will feel becoming healthier, fitter and slimmer. You may find certain things crop up whilst on plan, but with a little positivity and preparation you will be able to conquer the negativity that is holding you back.
By Joanne Jones, Customer Care Advisor
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