Lift Off, The Beginning of Your Diet

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Beginning a New Weight Loss Plan or Diet; Tips to Help You Succeed

You are in the beginning phase of your diet. Here are some tips that will help you get through that first difficult week as your body adjusts to your new, healthy lifestyle.

Pull out your peach bubble bath and let's get started!

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! This peach bubble bath is heavenly. And along this train of thought always keep in mind that relaxation is a very big part of losing weight; activity must always be brought into balance with relaxation.

These two elements are an impressive tag-team that can work in tandem to revitalize you, as well as to keep your good health in balance.

Setting Weight Loss & Fitness Goals

Your main goal for the next week is to get through the week and still be on your new, healthier daily diet. Sounds very simple, but it's not. The weekend can be a killer.

Some things you can expect at the beginning of your diet plan are:

You may feel jittery.

You may feel irritable - like you are on a 'I hate my mother-in-law high'.

You will be hungry. Please hide anything chocolate in a place where you can't find it.

You may feel weak.

You may feel deprived.

You may feel depressed. It's just not happening fast enough!

Some things you can do to get through the first week:

Take a bubble bath.

Get a massage. If that doesn't relax you, nothing will.

Get involved in ANYTHING that will get your mind off of your diet.

Ask your mate to supply you with lots of hugs this week. Hugs release stress. The next time you get hugged take note of the tenseness leaving your body.

Don't forget:

To take your vitamins;

To plan out your meals;

To sit down to eat;

To eat SLOWLY - like a little turtle, bite by bite to make it last;

To take time to get in a good walk;

Stay happy and laugh! This is a positive time!

If you really become famished, purchase a bag of frozen veggies and cook them in no-calorie spray. It's a guilt-free stir fry. You can even spice them up with special seasonings like lemon pepper.Diet Bites Tip: 3 glasses of skim milk per day may accellerate weight loss.

Or, take a potato and slice it very thin and cook it with the no-calorie spray; eat it with catsup if you want.

If this doesn't work, try an acorn squash (1/2 of one); cook it in the microwave then add a little cinnamon, sugar substitute and a teaspoon of brown sugar on it - and also some butter spray (the no calorie spray that you store in the fridge). That will satisfy your sweet tooth.

If it doesn't then try to pop some corn in a paper bag in the microwave (1 serving is 3 TBS). Watch it closely, then take it out, pour in some of the butter spray and coat it with nutrasweet and cinnamon - or a bit of real sugar. Be certain and watch the bag closely. I've never had one 'go up in smoke' but I've read where others have.

As your diet progresses, things can get very tough in the evenings. However, you'll get to where if you eat too late, it will make you a bit sick. If you can last out in the evenings, it will really show up on the scale! A big payoff!!

If you are incorporating exercise into your fitness program the added benefit is that the new muscle will take more calories to maintain - so therefore you will burn more calories each day!

Losing weight is a bit like a tire with a tiny nail in it. It slowly deflates and one day it's flat. Just continue to be patient and good things will come. See? Sometimes it's OKAY to be flat.


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