Successful healthy weight loss is not always the result of a miracle.
You might feel like you’ll never know how to eat healthy enough or exercise the right way to achieve your goals, but the truth is that YOU can do it.
Willpower is a very strong force in healthy diets. It must be practiced in order to be improved. Luckily, there are ways to set yourself up for success in this part of your new healthy lifestyle.
You should eventually get to the point where you have enough willpower to keep eating right when you’re around food that’s bad for you. But, if this is hard, or you’re a beginner when it comes to healthy meals, make it easy on yourself.
Instead of agreeing to go to the Chinese buffet with a friend and vowing to stick to whatever diet food is offered, just don’t go. When you choose a restaurant with healthier alternatives, or you stay away from food-related activities altogether, you set yourself up for success every single time.
Now think about this:
Researchers found that people with more self-control actually did not spend as much time fretting over the suppression of desires as people with less self-control. Once you learn how to do it, it gets easier.
Another way to set yourself up for success is to take advantage of your strong moments. When you’re calm, stress-free, happy, and optimistic, remind yourself of your goals and what you need to do to commit to healthy eating and exercise during the harder times.