How to Get Back on Track after Your Diet Failed
When you start a diet, you are full of hope and expectations. But sometimes, even with the careful planning, healthy eating and all sorts of self-imposed restrictions, you still don’t end up having the results you’ve been hoping to achieve.
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This doesn’t mean you failed. Maybe the diet is the one that failed you. So, don’t let this take its toll on how you see yourself and your future diet attempts. Dust yourself up and use these smart tips to get back on track and finally win at dieting.
It isn’t you, it’s the diet
Many of the diet trends today have too many complicated rules to abide by. They’re either too low in calories, require too much money, too much planning, have too many restrictions or too few long-term results.
What you need to remember is that the problem is not with you, it’s with the diet. Repeat that whenever you feel disappointed until you actually believe it and be positive about setting future goals.
Identify what went wrong
Even if you feel defeated and in no mood to dwell on the past, it is important to be able to pinpoint what didn’t work with your dieting attempt. Were you hungry all the time? Did the meal plans include products that were not exactly your favorite? Did it require too much of your already busy schedule?
All these questions can only pinpoint to one fact: that no matter how popular the diet, sometimes it is just not compatible with your lifestyle.
Use the things that worked
Did you discover a delicious recipe that you now adore? Or got reminded of some type of vegetable that you used to ignore before? Did you find out new things about your body? or discovered the strong willpower you never thought you had?
Remember there’s always a silver lining. Even if the diet you chose was not exactly right for you in the long term, you can still reap some benefits of it. Surely, you must have discovered a few healthy habits that worked for you and can still follow to improve your overall lifestyle.
Don’t let your experience go to waste
You win some, you lose some. At the end of the day, what matters is to use what you learned from every experience. Perhaps, this time, you learned that you don’t want to obsess over sugar-free products for the rest of your life or that you don’t want to give up meat entirely to live longer.
Make use of your findings during your diet attempt and decide what you really, really want for yourself and consequently, from the diet you choose to follow in the future. Don’t get lured in by false promises and unrealistic diets.
Set your goals straight, adopt an eating habit that really suits you and zero in on the physical and emotional advantages of living a healthy life instead of obsessing over following some rules that make you unhappy.