Top 10 Diet Excuses : Eat Right, Lose Weight
We all want to be fit and healthy. But when it comes to sticking to diet and fitness goals, we all make excuses because we are not fully committed to what we want to change/achieve. No matter how much we run on thread mill or do yoga all day long, until and unless we do not know the trick of eating right, we may not be able to get the desired shape or able to get into the jeans/skirt from the past we have always wanted.
1. I need to attend that relative’s wedding, cousin’s baby shower; friend’s party and so on other eat outs. It is just a week ahead, so I will start eating right after that.
If we eat sensible and healthily on a daily basis, we’ll enjoy the occasional party more. Even if we gain a little weight on that occasion, it is not going to affect us much, because we have not spend the weeks beforehand gaining weight .
2. Everyone in my family is fat – it runs in the family.
This is slightly true that we may inherit the genetic tendency to be overweight. But the eating and other lifestyle habits also tend to run in the family, contributing to excess weight. So we have to keep a check on the same about the intake and exercise.
3. I can’t afford to go on a diet and neither have the time.
We don’t have to buy special foods in order to diet successfully. Anyone who can afford to eat can afford to diet. Dieting is all about eating sensibly and less, and not about spending lot of hours on weighing food portions or calculating calorie values.
4. it’s my hormones.
It is true that some people are overweight because of hormonal problems. But most of the people’s weight problems are caused simply by eating too much. If you have hormonal imbalance, do take the medications properly and most of them lose weight in a time span of 6 months to one year by proper treatment.
5. I have a slow metabolism.
Metabolism varies from person to person. If we lead a sluggish life and eat calorie-rich food, it will further slow down our metabolism. We can boost our metabolic rate with regular exercise and correct food habits.
6. I simply love good food; I will never be able to carry out this diet!
If we tell our self that we will never be able to carry out the diet, then we cannot do so.
There are plenty of delicious foods we can eat while we lose weight, based on our needs and preferences.
Talking of metabolism and food, am a foodie . 😀
A funny pic of moi (with olive oil dripping from my hand to tee 😛 he he)
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7. I will not be able to do my work well when I have to starve every day.
Who said that we need to starve? The diet plans are structured in a way that we’ll never have the slightest feeling of starvation.
Check out how not to stay fit at office
8. I travel much in my job, and have to stay and eat in hotels.
Hotels/motels will give you the food you order. So, order smart and healthy. If you really want to lose weight, go to the local market and pick up easy to fix items to munch on, not any starter from the hotel as a mid day snack 😛 I have done this, so I know exactly how we eat.
Vacations are an exception; if you are traveling often then you should follow this.
9. Food is a stress buster. It comforts me and helps me deal with stress.
Don’t add calories to beat your blues. Replace emotional eating with other stress busters—music, a book or a sport and see the difference it makes to your health.
10. Practicing control over portions is hard and I can’t stick to any diet plan.
Idle mind is devil’s workshop, so fill your day with activity and you will find fewer excuses to overeat.
If you want a diet that provides you with enough nutrition to be fit and still keep your weight under control, get yourself a dietitian to design a plan for your needs. This way you will be able to stick with the diet and stay healthy as well.
Tipsy: How to choose a diet plan?
Diet plans should be provided by experts, not developed or passed over a dinner conversation. Low carb diets, fruit/veg diets are absurd, coz suddenly deviating from your regular eating habit will disturb your metabolism, skin and hair too.
Last but not the least, diet plans should be designed by a dietitian or the least you can check with nutrition whether the diet plan is suitable for your lifestyle, medical and family history.
To end with, some comics on diet, caffine, tobacco and alcohol 😉
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