How to Stay Consistent with Losing Weight
How to Stay Consistent with Losing Weight: Check Your Diet Plan
Dr. Eric Berg
Do you ever feel like you have a problem staying consistent with your weight loss program?
Well, half the battle with weight loss is sticking to the program.
Often, one of the things that hinders people from losing weight is that they get too hungry before deciding what meal to fix that won’t break their diet. Or they get too hungry but don’t have the ingredients for a kale salad in the house.
Our aim is to provide readers with healthy diet programs that consist of easy-to-follow meal plans which can help you to lose weight steadily without depriving your body of essential nutrients and minerals.
Here are other reasons that hinder people from their weight loss progress:
1. Boredom: They keep eating the same boring food, which makes them vulnerable to temptation. Planning interesting meals will help overcome this.
2. Distraction: Kids and families going out to dinner – eating out and social engagements can sometimes distract you from your goals.
3. Forgetting: forgetting to eat or waiting too long to eat – when this happens, the blood sugar crashes, and people end up eating the wrong things because they’re too weak and hungry.
Often, when people get too hungry, they don’t want to go to the store anymore to get all the ingredients necessary to make a healthy, low-carbohydrate meal. They miss out on all the fats, proteins, and vegetables they need because they haven’t planned their meals and made that important store trip.
Without planning, it’s easy to destroy your whole weight loss plans.
The Challenge Is Staying Consistent – and This is Where Planning Helps
What is the definition of consistent? It’s something done the same way for a long period of time. The word 'consistent' comes from the Latin word which means 'to stop, to stand still, or take a stand.'
It means to hold your position without wavering. And this is exactly what we want to do with weight loss.
The Missing Step That Will Make You Successful
There’s a missing step that I can show you right now that’s hindering your weight loss success.
Planning Your Meals
You need an easy way to generate a week’s worth of healthy meals or to have the best diet to lose weight. Fill your refrigerator and pantry with all the vegetables, proteins, fats, and dry goods that you can put together when you’re tired or when you’re having unhealthy cravings. Do this for the times you are most vulnerable to reach for something unhealthy. This is because a misstep can typically lead to a whole day and night of more missteps.
Usually, once someone relapses on a weight loss program, they go all out with food. One handful of potato chips and people will go, “Well, I’ve already messed up, I might as well have a Big Mac, fries, and a coke.”
Then you gain weight and give up.
How many of you has this happened, too?
The answer: ALL OF US.
So Let Me Tell You about My Meal Planner
Planning meals helped me to lose weight. It has also helped so many of my patients, especially those who are super busy with work and kids or those who seem to relapse when they are too hungry to make healthy choices.
A Meal Planner helps take the stress out of your weight loss plan because it:
decreases decision-making stress about what to eat.
places the ingredients right at your hands to make your meal.
alleviates that whole tension storm that happens when you want something to eat without breaking your diet. This happens when there’s nothing in your house but bad choice of foods.
If you don’t plan out your meals for the entire week, then the odds of you sticking with weight loss are lower than your odds of winning the lottery.
If you’re going to get married, you need a plan. If you’re going to build a house, you need a plan. If you’re going to build a new body by eating right and eating at the right times, then you need weight loss meal plans – the tools that make this easy.
So, get a piece of paper and jot down what you’re going to eat from Monday to Sunday. This is your diet for weight loss. Go to the store on Sunday and get these things for the week.
If you don’t do that, you’re not going to remember amid the stress of your life what to eat.
When your blood sugar has crashed, you are under stress and can no longer make good decisions. So, you’ll do regretful things like eating the wrong foods. The goal of weight loss meal plan is to prevent those weak moments that sabotage diets.
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