You hear the word “diet” just from about anybody you meet on the street. In general, it just means “the kind of food you eat”. But usually, when people use the word “diet” they usually refer to a specific food regimen to reach a certain goal.
What’s with Diets?
Like what I said above, a diet has a specific goal in mind. It may be to alleviate a certain condition, to lose weight, or to be healthier. Either way, a diet should be strictly followed to get the best results.
This is where
most people fail when doing diets. While they know the impact of starting and sticking to a diet, they oftentimes fail somewhere along the middle.
The reasons are countless but personally, I believe it all points to one common denominator – not starting the diet right.
See, like any other undertaking in life, you have to get a good start if you want to get ahead. This is not to say that things will be easier but you will be ready to adapt to any changes or hardships that may lie ahead.
So. Start right. So how do you start a new diet the right way?
Don’t worry. You won’t need to sign up for those health seminars for this one. Fitbits has listed 5 of the best ways for people to start a diet. This is aimed for people who are just to start a diet and for those who have failed in the past but would want to start again with something new. So, shall we begin?
Best Ways to Start a New Diet
- Start Easy – Starting easy means allowing yourself to break your diet every now and then. Starting easy means looking at your diet and segmenting it into parts.
The first part should contain the changes that will be easier for you. The later parts would include the changes or adjustments that would entail much effort and dedication for you. This means you won’t have to fumble right from the start. Think of it as a warm-up before the real activity.
- Go and play around with veggies – You can’t possibly go wrong with adding veggies to your diet. While the type, variety, and amount differs from one type of diet to another, it’s not bad to start eating veggies lit
tle by little. This will also give you a clearer picture of the types of veggies you like, you tolerate, and you can’t handle which will be important as you go along.
- Find your worst habit and start addressing it – When people fail in their diets, it’s usually because of a bad habit they have that they “can’t stop”. If you want to start a diet right, find your worst habit first and address it right away. It removes a future speed bump that might affect the course of your diet.
- Stay away from stress – Stress forces you to make irrational decisions – like breaking your diet. So keep yourself stress-free as much as possible. Find ways to keep your mind off negative things when you start your diet and as you go through with it.
- Understand that it’s not easy – Lastly, you must understand that any change is not easy. This will take a whole lot of effort and a boatload of dedication. Tell yourself that it’s not easy but it’s not impossible either. Congratulate yourself with every small accomplishment as that is important to propel you towards a very important goal.
If you are having problems with sticking to your diet, talk to a professional nutritionist about it or get a support group. They are the best people to talk to because they can either give you a solution to your problem or provide you with the support you need to push through.
You may be interested in joining our 4-week habit challenge which you can start anytime.