Why?! I’ve tried everything! It drives me crazy. You do all the right things for weeks only to jump on the scale and see the same numbers staring you back in the face. It’s enough to make you throw in the towel altogether and just cry into a big bowl of ice cream. Make your diet work for you by clicking here. It also explains why we see yo-yo dieting and the continual growth of weight loss products and programs flooding the market. So, what’s a gal to do in a world of Keto, Paleo, Atkins and everything in-between? Take a step back and assess your goals. All of these diets work to the extent that they’ll help you lose weight, they just take you on different journeys to the same destination.
The next step is in choosing how you’ll get there. Are you going to forgo all modern foodstuffs in favour of foraging and hunting like our ancient ancestors with Paleo or are you going to adopt the low carbohydrate, high fat principles espoused in the ketogenic diet. Your decision will be based on the individual benefits delivered from each plan together with how your body responds to the changes. Once you’ve found something that works, stick with it. That’s the real key. Consistency. Plenty of people manage to lose the weight initially. Their failure comes in allowing old habits to creep back in because their plan was neither sustainable for their body or lifestyle.
Finally, it’s time to assess. Once you’re a week or two into your diet, take time to assess how you feel and how much weight you’ve lost. See if there’s any changes you can make to improve things. Continue to fine-tune different aspects until you hit that sweet-spot. It’s also important to weed out any negative emotions. Resentment and guilt all ramp up stress levels which can make emotional eating hard to control. Exercise self-control, but don’t deny yourself the occasional sweet-treat – it’s great for balance and motivation.
If you follow these simple steps you can make just about any diet out there work for you in a way that’s meaningful, effective and lasting.