Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Apr 16, 2018 Tip

Keeping your weight in perspective will help you develop practical, achievable goals.  Think about how long it took to gain excess weight. It probably took months or even years. Therefore, it’s unrealistic to expect to lose all your excess weight in a few weeks. For example, if you have 50 pounds to lose, a goal of 6 months to 1 year is reasonable. Expecting to lose 50 pounds in 3 months or less is neither practical, nor healthy.

Also try to keep things in perspective in terms of how much progress you may have made. For example, if your goal is to lose 50 pounds, hitting a plateau around a 25-pound loss can be frustrating.  However, looking at things from a different perspective can keep you motivated to hang in there.

Try to find something that weighs about the same amount as the pounds you have lost. If you have lost more than 5 or 10 pounds, you can go to a gym to find items like 20 pound weights or 5 pound bags of potatoes. Then try to pick up enough items to equal the amount of weight you lost. Think about how heavy it is to carry this weight around the gym or grocery. Then think about how you used to carry this weight around in your body! This should help you realize how much you have accomplished so far. It will also help you think about how much more excess weight you can lose if you stick to your Diet Center program!