The Right Way to Start Your Diet

Tory McBroom runs a low calorie diet blog that focuses on creating healthy habits for permanent weight loss.

Let’s face it, dieting can suck. Even the word “diet” makes people cringe. Images of hunger pains and starving come to people’s minds. But, with the right plan you can overcome the pain and even be successful with your diet in the long run.
Let’s take a look at a few tips to get your diet started off on the right foot.

Set Goals

Before you even begin your diet make sure to set your weight loss goals. Whether it’s to lose 15 pounds or to drop a pant size, make sure you start off with a goal in mind. Just as important as setting goals is figuring out how you’re going to reach these goals. Flying blind isn’t the best way to lose weight so have a clear plan of action in mind before even starting. For example, if you wanted to lose 15 pounds in two months, then you would have to create a calorie deficit of roughly 1000 calories per day, which should be done by reducing caloric intake and burning extra calories through exercise.

Track Your Progress

The only way you’ll know if your diet program is working is by tracking the progress. You don’t need to weigh yourself everyday (though some find that helpful), but rather track your weight loss or inches lost (around the waist, for example) and be sure to track them at regular intervals.

Make a Commitment

This sounds like a no-brainer, but many unsuccessful dieters are just not that committed to losing weight. They might want to lose weight, but they don’t want to do the work required to lose weight. Before even starting your diet, ask yourself why you want to lose weight, are you ready to lose weight, what’s your motivation for losing weight and if a setback occurs, are you willing to work through it? If you can answer these questions positively and feel that you can be successful, then you have a higher chance of losing weight and keeping it off.

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