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Formula for diet success

Posted Apr 11 2009 12:56am 1 Comment

Your golden key to diet success is: out with the old, in with the new.

Okay, so you failed on your last diet - or maybe you lost, but then gained it back. What to do? How can you gather up enough energy and confidence to take on that weight loss challenge again?

First of all, remember the old saying, "If at first you don't succeed try, try again". There's a reason why this saying has lasted through the generations. It's packed with truth and great advice.

People learn best when they make mistakes and then try again. A mistake is a gold mine of terrific information. There is no better tool for change. You can definitely work your failures into triumphs.

Here's a way to think of it. Consider yourself on your last failed diet as "the old you". The old you is the one who went on that diet and didn't succeed. "The new you" is the one who will make a new diet plan and will succeed.

Let's start with the old you. Think of that last diet. Think hard. There was a beginning, middle, and end to that diet journey, no matter how long or short it lasted. Make a list of the ten most significant things you did during that diet attempt that helped you fail. For example:

  • Did you try and starve
  • Did you continue to cheat after one cheat
  • Did you try to be absolutely perfect
  • Did you keep your diet a secret
  • Did you ask for no help whatsoever
  • Did you give up too soon
  • Did you get hopeless
  • Did you get too self critical

Now to the new you. Take every single significant thing you did on that diet, and do it differently. With the aid of this updated diet information, try out some new things. Reverse the trend. Succeed.

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Changing one's eating habits should be a patient process.

Two sure ways to begin to lose excess weight is to substitute water for the daily soda or fruit juice drink.  Eat fruit -at minimum one serving a day- instead of drinking it.  

These are two small, easy adjustments that will dramatically change one's eating/craving habits.   

**Note: Exercise is necessary for long-term health adjustments. 

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