Diet Planning, Setting Realistic
As for Becca, I think she's stretching her brain a bit, don't you? Five foreign languages in a year is a lot learning! It's not impossible, though.
Just really tough!
Hopefully Becca has Einstein brain genes, and is not 'total airhead' material.
If your goals aren't practical, it will be next to impossible to stay on track as time goes by.
While weight loss is a priority - the top priority is losing weight and ending up in good health.
Maxing-out your body with exercise or taxing your body by being too limited in calorie intake can do more harm than good and most dieters who embrace this method for weight loss generally fail.
If you need to lose 100 pounds, then set a goal of 25 pounds by a certain date such as March 31st. When you reach that goal, establish a new goal of 25 more pounds by June 30th.
If you need to lose less, then set a date and stick to your plan of action.
Being on a diet is stressful. In fact, I don't think I've ever heard anyone say, "I'm so happy! I'm going on a diet!" Have you?
So, reward yourself for all the hard-earned work you've done because YOU DESERVE IT! In fact, you have permission to buy yourself a Cadillac because if you're on a diet and you're losing weight, you deserve it!
Allow yourself one goody a day that you really enjoy. If you like candy, then have something like a Hershey bar. It's a fantastic treat for only 220 calories.
Yes, I know it has fat in it, but without enough fat in your diet, your hair will fall out.
If you prefer something salty like cheese snacks, then have cheese snacks. If you like Ben & Jerry's ice cream, then have that! Anything that you love!
This is the trick. Allow yourself only 1 serving of the goody.
The earlier in the day that you consume your goody, the better. Do not save up your goodies all week and eat them all at the same time. Try to eat your goody very slowly. Let your tummy know that you are stronger than it is!
A lot of weight gurus recommend completely emptying the house of all good-tasting food and replacing it will tasteless cardboard facsimiles. But is this really a good idea?
This is one way to look at this recommendation. If you're going to lose weight and keep it off, then you're going to have to get used to being in control of your willpower. So begin now and never fear food!
You have the power to say no.
The other view is this. If you feel that you cannot control your eating urges, you might go into an eating frenzy and eat everything in the house. If this applies to you, then it's probably a good idea to do a food dump for now.
It's a great time to take up a new hobby, or pick up an old one. This will help occupy your thoughts and steer them away from those constant thoughts of dieting.
If you have an 'active' hobby such as biking, that's even better!
There are so many exciting things out there these days like golfing, volleyball, tennis, walking, hiking, and nature study. If none of these activities excite you, well how about learning a second language?
Believe in yourself. You are worth this effort!
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