I have been asked by quite a lot of people for advice and tips on how to be able to stick to the diet you choose to follow. So today’s post is going to be about The Fast Fix Diet And Tips that I hope will help you on your journey.
The Fast Fix Diet And Tips
Write A List
I think the first thing you need to do is write a list of why you want to lose weight. Make it as long as you can and it doesn’t matter what you put on it as it’s just for you. It could be anything from, “I need to fit in my swimming costume, I’m going on holiday, I want to feel sexy again, I want to reverse my type 2 diabetes, I’m getting married and want to look amazing; just write as many as you can. Then take the main ones and put them in places where you will see them, preferably near the biscuit barrel etc. I published a book earlier in the year which is a book of lists; it might help you find out where you are currently are and where you want to be. The link to this book is here:
Take A Photo Of Your Journey
Right, this is painful I know that I’ve been there ouch and there is nothing worse than standing in front of a mirror with no clothes on and looking at yourself. But just remind yourself this is the last time that you will see yourself at that weight and that size. Take the photo and keep it for when you finish the diet. You will love looking at it then believe me. Also if you have a photo of yourself when you were a lot slimmer put it somewhere you can see it. Or keep it in your bag or somewhere you can look at it when you get tempted to eat something. Photograph yourself from the front, side and back.
Keep A Piece Of Clothing
Now I have a pair of size 12 jeans hanging up on the outside of my wardrobe. It is the first thing I see in the morning and the last thing I see at night. Every now and then I try them on; when I started I couldn’t get them over my knees. Yes, I hated it but they are getting further and further up my legs. I can’t wait for that feeling when I actually get them on properly. Believe me, you all be hearing about it. I might even get my daughter to film it for you.
Drink, Drink and Drink
You need to make sure you are drinking enough and I’m not talking Porn Star Martinis here either sorry. I would suggest 2.5 litres for a woman and 3 litres for a man. Drink more during the Summer months and obviously when you exercise. I never drank enough at the beginning. It is so important that we drink water and most of us don’t drink anywhere near enough. I noticed my skin is so much better when I am drinking the right amount of water.
The worst time for me is always at night time. That was the time I would be sat on the sofa watching a film usually and be stuffing my face with chocolate, sweets and crisps. When faced with sitting there with none of that I found myself thinking about it all the more. My hands felt lost, my mouth needed to chew and I was like Aaaarrrrgghhh!
It’s time now to get a new hobby that doesn’t consist of food. In the house, I took up embroidery to keep my hands busy and it worked. When I got home I started using adult colouring books. As soon as I felt the need for food I just got out the felt tips and the book and within several minutes I’d completely forgotten about food. You just need to find something that you want to do. I’ve become addicted to these books now but that’s better than being addicted to chocolate. I’m going to teach myself crochet so I’ll let you know how I get on with that one.
Now I know a lot of you will read this and think I’m not doing that I’ll feel stupid. You will do to start with but do it regardless; humour me. Every morning look in the mirror and say to yourself; I am a beautiful person, I am in control of what goes into my mouth, I am going to treat my body with love. Just say these out loud to yourself yes you will feel a numpty but you will get used to it. Say whatever it is you need to say but do it in the present tense as if you are already there. I don’t want you doing any of the I want, I need, it should be I am etc.
Move Your Butt
This is easy honestly. Depending on how many calories you are on you as you will need to adjust the calories accordingly. You have to be careful of the number of calories going in compared to the calories being burned. If you watched the documentary you would have heard that 22.5 hours out of 24 I was sat down or lying down. We don’t want that. The easiest and cheapest thing to do is walk. Even if it is just 10 minutes a day. Then keep building it up. Going outside and being in the sunshine lifts your mood it really does. Just try and fit exercise into your day so that it becomes natural. When my kettle is boiling I do calf raises or squats. I will write a post about exercise I think this week. Put your headphones in and listen to music while you walk or even an audio book.
I measure myself every week purely because I know I have weeks when I don’t lose weight but I lose inches. When you get a week when you don’t lose weight you will feel disheartened but just get your book out and look at the beginning and see how far you have come. You could also put your first fat photo in the front of the book, then take another one every 4 weeks. One from the front, one from the side and one from the back.
Get Rid Of Your Fat Clothes
I’ve mentioned this before but when you start losing weight and your fat clothes are getting too big please do not keep them “just in case”. You are not going back to that fat version of yourself so get rid of them. If you start with the attitude “just in case” it’s not going to work. “I AM going to lose weight” “I will NEVER wear these again” is the attitude you need. Just keep one item; maybe a pair of jeans so you can try them on when you reach goal.
Don’t Beat Yourself Up
If you fall off the wagon don’t beat yourself up about it. Just get back on track straight away. Don’t use it as an excuse to finish the whole packet of biscuits. We all get tempted we are human beings after all. But the thought of something always tastes better than the real thing I think so try and remember that. You know damn well after you eat it you will feel shit with yourself so just don’t go there. If you get to the stage where you think you are going to eat that Twix I want you to close your eyes and imagine that you have just dropped that Twix onto the floor, pick it up. You look at it and find it is covered in dog hair, toenail clippings, dog poo anything revolting that you can think of. Just as it looks absolutely gross; do you still want to put it in your mouth.
If you do go off track try and make it a healthy snack, some berries or a bit of chicken or a boiled egg. But don’t make a habit of it. Once you have decided what plan you are doing stick to it. Also if you only lose a pound in a week it doesn’t matter it’s not the end of the world. Our weight can fluctuate so much. Remind yourself it is a loss and you are one pound lighter. Celebrate!
Focus On Your Goal
I find this bit very important. Every day when you wake up and before you go to bed close your eyes. Imagine looking at yourself standing and looking into a full-length mirror. Look how good you look; you look amazing. In fact, you’re looking pretty hot; look how confident you look; head held high work it baby. Now turn that image into full colour and step into yourself. Now you are looking at yourself in the mirror, how good does that feel, how amazing do you look. Imagine yourself already at goal and remember that feeling. I want you to tap into that whenever you get tempted. The more you do it the easier it gets to jump into that image.
I just want to send a big high five and hug to Charlotte who approached me in ASDA yesterday it was really lovely. If anyone sees me about don’t be scared just come up and say hello. So a big hello to Charlotte you made my day a whole lot brighter.
If there is something you want me to talk about please send me a message and I will talk about it. I’m an open book and nothing phases me so get asking away.
The Future Me
This year has had such a massive impact on my wellbeing and I know hand on heart this is the journey I need to go down by sharing this journey with others. I am going to go down the health and wellness coaching route. My blog will still be about absolutely anything that pops into my head, I will carry on with reviews, and things that I get up to, but a big chunk will be self-help related as this I believe is my real passion.
Again I just want to say thank you to everyone that is reading my blog and all my new followers welcome on board. Just to let you know together we are going to grab life by the balls and strut our funky stuff.
So I hope you enjoyed todays post, The Fast Fix Diet And Tips and I hope you are having a wicked weekend and I shall catch you tomorrow.
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