When you have started dieting, the first step has already been taken. But while most people find it easy to get started, it often becomes a challenge if you want to stick to your diet. Sooner or later there will always be situations that will make it difficult for you. Here I would like to give you a few tips to help you achieve your goals successfully with your diet. 13
At the beginning of a diet, it comes down to your will to change something. However, as time goes on, other important factors, events, and habits come into play. These can quickly put a spanner in the works. It doesn’t really matter whether you are on a low carb diet , a low fat diet or IIFYM . Sooner or later, your environment or your inner weaker self will put you to the test.
Perseverance is particularly difficult if you are on a particularly restrictive crash diet . Such a diet restricts you particularly in your daily life and also often affects your mood. That’s why I’m in the process of developing a fast diet concept that is more suitable for everyday use and therefore easier to stick to. The best thing to do is to sign up for our newsletter right away. There you will first find out if there is anything new about my Turbo Diet.
But how do you deal with it when you are faced with a challenge in your diet? How can you still stick to your diet? With the right approach, you are always well prepared and can cope with difficult circumstances. In this article I want to give you a few good tips on how to do this.
In the course of time, in my coaching, but also through personal events, I have often experienced how diets or long-term diet changes did not work. Today I will show you some of the typical problems and give you 7 valuable tips on how you can overcome these traps and keep your diet going.
The hurdles of a diet
It is relatively easy to start a diet. The motivation for the first step is quickly raised. Unfortunately, there will soon be situations that will put your project to the test. They are everyday things that you probably haven’t thought about before. Let me show you a few examples:
- Muesli for breakfast: In a low-carb diet, muesli is usually not allowed. So if you have eaten a delicious muesli every morning, you will already meet the first hurdle here. Every morning you start to overcome yourself.
- The nice work colleagues: Who doesn’t know it? Someone from the office has a birthday or just brings something to his colleagues. Cake, chocolate or gummy bears are already in front of your nose. It takes great willpower to stand firm here. In addition, it is somehow expected from the colleagues that you take something too.
- Lunch: At work, you go out to eat with your work colleagues. Most of them go to the canteen or to a local (fast) restaurant. While the others order pasta, pizza or French fries (like you used to do), you order a salad … That doesn’t make healthy eating at work easy …
- Fat after work: After a long and exhausting day at work, you fall exhausted on the couch at home. Admittedly, it is not easy to motivate yourself to exercise in the evening after work. In addition, old eating habits such as chips or the cola that you always liked to drink on the sofa are now threatening you … or even worse …
- The after-work beer: The classic of bad habits that make many diets fail. Since alcohol and fitness do not go together, you should at least limit your alcohol consumption if you want to stick to your diet successfully.
These are just a few sample hurdles that must be overcome if you want to stick to your diet. The following tips should help you to cope better with exactly these challenges.
Tip 1: Find out more if you want to stick to your diet
Reading brings you many advantages in life. This also applies to the implementation of your diet. Reading a book or books on the subject of diet before and during your diet brings you some advantages if you want to stick to your diet.
On the one hand, it is of course good if you know about the type of diet. This gives you security and the knowledge to deal with different situations. Once you have dealt with the advantages and disadvantages as well as possible pitfalls of your selected diet type, you will be less surprised and more likely to know what to do.
On the other hand, there is of course an important aspect of motivation. This can be done through motivational sections that help you get your inner weaker self under control or by staying on the ball with the topic. The ongoing preoccupation with the topic also plays an important role. If you read about your diet every day, you will realize much faster if you are violating your diet regulations.
By the way, I dealt with the bastard killer I also wrote a book in which I give you my tried and tested 7-step strategy that will help you to overcome your inner weaker self and achieve your goals more easily. The strategy can of course be used for much more than just your diet, but it is very effective in supporting you if you want to stick to your diet.
Of course, you can not only find out more about books and motivate yourself in the classic way. There are also numerous nutrition and fitness blogs (like this one), websites, and even YouTube channels that can serve the same purpose. However, always be a little skeptical about these online sources, question things that seem Spanish to you instead of simply accepting them.
Incidentally, there are a lot of good books for lazy readers, including audio books. I regularly get audiobooks from Audible * so that I can listen to them on the go or while doing sports.
Tip 2: Talk to others about your diet
Dieting is a good thing to talk about with your fellow human beings. This way you internalize your project. At the same time, you also create a kind of external commitment. That makes giving up a lot harder. After all, you don’t want the others to find out about your failure.
Talk to some people close to you about your weight loss plans. They should then ask you regularly how your diet is going. It’s best to bring this up if you’re not sure they’ll do it anyway. This will help you to stick to your diet.
If you want to spin the big wheel, you can of course also communicate it via your social media and promise to post regular updates there. I’ve also met quite a few people who have started blogging about their diet and thus keeping the environment up to date.
This blog is also an important driver for me, why I do sports so regularly and it is always a little easier for me to stay on the ball with my diet.
Tip 3: Get (motivating) support
As already mentioned, it makes sense to use your family, friends and acquaintances as support. This helps you a lot in everyday life if you want to stick to your diet. This is very easy without you having to do a lot about mental support, asking questions and an implicit expectation. But it’s best to find someone who goes a bit further and maybe even goes through the diet with you. There are also many good reasons for a training partner if you don’t have one yet.
Which is also very useful when you get a professional to do it. If you’re struggling to stick to your diet, a personal trainer or nutritionist can certainly help you navigate some rocks. After all, they have to do with people in their job who are facing similar challenges.
Tip 4: Remember, you are not alone
According to surveys, it is assumed that around every second adult German has been on a diet at least once in their life. So you are not alone on your journey. There are hundreds of thousands of people dieting at exactly the same time as you. Many more have already at least one diet behind them and have had good and bad experiences. You can benefit from this.
You can read blogs and experience reports, join a community or simply look around for like-minded people for exchange and more motivation. Every problem you encounter has probably already been faced by someone and almost certainly someone has already solved it.
Tip 5: Check your why regularly
Whenever you stumble on the way to a goal, it makes sense to recalibrate yourself. This is a good opportunity to focus on your goal and the motivations behind it. After all, nothing is as motivating as a strong why. So keep making it clear to yourself why you want to lose weight. What’s behind it? What drives you?
If you don’t know your why , then it is high time to deal with it.
Tip 6: Make it clear to yourself – your goal is closer than you think
From the outside, the duration of a diet is not that long. So every now and then take a different perspective. Think about how much time you’ve already spent eating too much and too many unhealthy foods . In comparison, a few weeks or months are absolutely manageable.
Imagine how you look and how you feel when you have reached your set goal, or even your first intermediate goal. Imagine how you take the steps it takes to get there. If you can do that, you can get there.
Tip 7: slowly replace habits, don’t remove them
When you diet, you suddenly try to get rid of a whole bunch of bad habits. That is often too much at once. I therefore advise you to concentrate on one change after another. Even the impact of small changes can be impressive. This also applies to a diet.
In addition, it is particularly difficult for our subconscious to accept if you “take something away” from it without giving it something else in return. So if you want to get rid of an old bad habit, then it makes sense to create a new, good habit at the same time and replace it with it.