It’s relatively easy to find a diet plan that’s right for you, but there are ways to do it so that it is something you can stick to. Here we will discuss not only how to find a diet plan that will suit your goals but also how you can make it all last long-term.
When you find a diet plan, you probably get into a short-term mindset and look at it as something to be endured until you are done with the chore–then back to the former habits until you diet again. This is not a good habit to develop. This can actually cause you to be a serial dieter, which is not good for weight loss or health. So, what does one do? One learns a new mindset that is conducive to losing weight the healthy way and keeping it off!
Before we find a diet plan, let’s consider what our mindset is about food. Food is part of the Western lifestyle in such a way that portion control is only considered when dieting. In the East people also recognize a social aspect to food; but they eat it in very small portions, and it is very simple. In the Western world, people tend to go big and sloppy: America has the largest portions in the world and even boasts about it to get butts in seats at eating establishments.
So, the mindset should be this: I eat to live rather than live to eat. Does that mean you have to give up family gatherings and social eating? No, of course not; but when you get your body used to smaller portions, you can eat that way instead.
Then, after about three weeks of practicing this new way of eating, you will naturally want to eat smaller portions. In fact, your stomach won’t be able to handle anything more. This is a good thing. Once you are used to the portion control, it’s easier, and it’s oftentimes cheaper to get groceries for your new lifestyle.
So, how do you find a diet plan that’s right for you? This is a simple task, actually. In order to choose a plan that will take you into a permanent change, you need to choose it as you would a workout program. If a plan is something that includes things you can do long-term, then you have it made. Consider, for instance, that there are a lot of workout programs out there–but if you aren’t a morning person, then why would you choose a workout that starts with a run at 5 a.m.?