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Why You Can’t Stick to Your Diet

Why You Can’t Stick to Your Diet


If you have ever tried and failed to change what you eat, you know just how hard it can be. Any change is difficult, but your eating patterns are often the hardest.


Why? Because...


  • You have been developing your current habits since you were born.

  • You have to make over 200 food-related decisions every day.

  • The most convenient, best tasting food is working against your waistline!


It is no wonder you can’t make a change. So if you want to make a change, instead of picking up another diet book, I suggest you start simply.


How simply? Well, here are three different strategies I recommend that are so simple, you don’t even have to change anything you eat!


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1) Slow down. This may be the most powerful weight loss tool available to you, because if you are a vacuum cleaner when it comes to your meals, you are undoubtedly overeating.


The goal here is to not worry about what you are eating, but just taking time to chew your food. If you can do that, you have made a HUGE step in the right direction.


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2) Stop early. If you take nothing else from this article, please remember this: You do not need to finish everything on your plate.

You can stop.


I know, that is such a hard thing for people to do, but the idea that you must finish what is on your plate is keeping you from losing weight.


There are two things you can do to help make this happen: First, you can use smaller plates. If you start smaller, you can finish your plate while not eating as much.


Second, plate your food away from the table. As soon as you move to “family style” meals, you will, without a doubt, go for seconds.


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3) Eat at the same times every day. Many people struggle with this one, but only because they have not taken the time to think through their day.


You probably already eat most of your meals around the same time, but there is usually that one meal that never seems to work right and it is also the meal that you eat the worst at.


Instead of letting your day push you around, pick a time that works most of the time, pick a meal that you can always have, no matter the situation, and go.


Each of these three steps can help you get started on making dietary changes, but the key is that you PICK JUST ONE.


If you try to do all three, you will eventually fall off track. Life happens, and we humans do best by making one change at a time.

Do this, and you will be able to stick to your new diet, even if that new diet is not that different. The point is that you are creating momentum and the next change will be a little easier than the last.


If you would like our full nutrition recommendations, I encourage you to download our Ultimate Fat Loss Diet & Recipe Guide today and learn about:


  • Our 7-Step Anti-Inflammatory Diet

  • How much protein you really need

  • The best foods to eat (and avoid) to lose fat

  • Specific meal plans and recipes for optimal results


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