We meet countless of people through our life who’s got weight problems and admits to losing weight as their default new year’s resolution. Although it may sound extremely sad, those same people manage to say thataloud to other people with an accompanying giggle.
A diet plan is firstly, a plan more than anything else. It has a very specific goal and millions of people adopt it, but nonetheless a plan it still is. Out of the many new year’s resolution I’ve heard from my family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances, most of them are involving losing weight. A problem that I’ve seen more common towards the camp of those who failed is that they strive for instant gratification. I’ve even asked a few fitness and health professionals about this observation and they all tend to agree. A diet plan should be structured just like how you would a business plan, a building plan a schematic plan.
What do other plans have that people fail to incorporate into their diet plans? The answer – the small details.
It Takes a Long and Steady Process
Experts suggests that rather than having the desire to lose weight or become healthy overnight, it’s wiser to lay out a plan across several months up to a year. Again, healthy and fit isn’t addition or subtraction of workouts and meals in one’s life. It is in fact a drastic change in lifestyle. The tricky part here, is not to interpret the word “drastic” as a synonym of “lightning quick”, instead the word is describing “impact”. Time, is of no particular concern here. Losing weightshould not be treated as a race. Actually, the concern of making haste a part of your plan is that it lessens sustainability.
We Are What We Eat
It’s true that food is not only our body’s fuel, and the healthier your consumption is, the healthier you should get. Start by fine-tuning your diet. There’s no call to go totally organic by dinner, that’s unrealistic. And the further from the truth you get, the more you’re kidding yourself. You must believe that even miniscule things makes a difference. Swapping sugar to raw honey for example. I don’t think you’ll miss one for the other. Going for more dairy and lessening processed food are awesome first steps. These are changes that, unless you’re really just proclaiming that resolution for show, you shouldn’t mind.
Take It One Step at a Time
Don’t implement them all at once, because doing so would make the changes more obvious. That would run contrary to everything I’m trying to say here. It’s okay to swap to a more nutrient rich diet in a span of months. Each month, take one processed food out your diet and replace it with something organic. Soon, before you notice, the diet you’re so used to is completely revamped with new options. From that point, it would be safe for you to start exploring calorie counting if you still haven’t reached you desired outcome.