Eating healthily has plenty of benefits. What you put into your body can effect your skin and hair, your growth and even protect you from many serious and even fatal illnesses.
We’re all aware of the problems obesity can cause and a healthy diet is vital to keep your weight under control.
However, despite the fact we all know this, sticking to a healthy diet is hard and takes a lot of willpower. Here we provide our best tips for helping you stick to your healthy eating plan this spring.
Keep a food diary
It sounds very simply but keeping a food diary really can inspire you to stick with your diet. A food diary allows you to see where you might be going wrong and make amends. Doing this helps you to lose those first few pound and before you know it you’re well on your way to your goal and feeling positive and happy.
Choose a flexible plan
One of the main reasons people slip up on diets is they opt for a plan that is too rigid for their lifestyle and, once they realise they can’t adapt it, they decide to pack it in altogether. Opt for a plan that allows some flexibility so that going out for a friend’s birthday occasionally won’t be the end of the world.
Don’t give up at the first mistake
Another reason many people throw in the towel is that they slip up once and then think ‘what’s the point now?’ But just because you make one mistake doesn’t mean you might as well give up all together! Simply put it down as a mistake and carry on. Have 20 days dieting with one mistake during those days is much better than having two days dieting, making a mistake then going back to eating unhealthily.
Get a diet buddy
Just like working out is more fun when you have a friend to do it with you, dieting is much easier when you’re not alone. Get a diet buddy to help you on your way. Whether that means dieting with a friend who also wants to lose weight, joining a slimming club with like-minded people or even just joining a weight loss chatroom where you can share your experiences, it’ll all help you on your way.
Have a goal
Losing weight is always easier if you have something to aim for. Whether it be a holiday, a big night out or a friend’s wedding – have a goal in sight and picture yourself looking great as you reach your target.