Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Derailed By Your Diet!

by Kris Pitcher

Things were going really well. Your diet was kicking in and it was working! You were like young lovers - enchanted, motivated, exclusive...even a little tingly inside.

But then after a while, it stopped working. Maybe you weren't exactly "exclusive" anymore. You started to go out on the side a little. Don't feel bad, it happens every time.

Your diet derailed you more so than you derailed your diet. It was too strict. Telling you to cut out entire food groups. To eat only 700 calories. To pair this with only that. Please!

After a while, you just couldn't live within it's confines. And that's the problem with diets.

I don't have to tell you the answer isn't in the latest diet book. You already know that. The answer is in the basics. We've had this conversation before. Plenty. Of. Times.

Move a lot more. Eat a well balanced plan which you can live with. Get straight with your goals and values so your choices feel like choices, not mandates. Be realistic about the number of calories your body needs to sustain or lose weight. (You're not a linebacker.) And cut yourself some slack.

Being derailed by your diet is inevitable...skip the steamy love affair and go back to the basics - you know what works!

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