Starting up on a healthy eating plan but feeling a little uncertain about your ability to stay consistent? One of the biggest reasons that most people fail to see the weight loss results they’re going for is simply because they don’t stay consistent long enough or fall off the bandwagon at some point or another.
If you’ve been on and off more times than you can count, before you start up on yet another clean eating plan, take some time to figure out how you can overcome this issue so that you don’t find yourself in the same position once again.
If you are the person preparing your meals:
Try One New Recipe Each Week
Dietary boredom is one of the biggest contributing factors to falling off your diet plan so combat that by trying one new recipe each and every week.
Make it a goal to cook up a large batch of something you’ve never tried every Sunday. This way, you’ll now have leftovers for the week ahead.
Become A Master Of Food Prep
The second quick tip that will make sticking with your diet a breeze is mastering food prep. If lack of time is the number one reason you fall off your diet time and time again, food prep will help.
Every week, cook up five to ten individually sized containers of food that you can then simply grab and reheat during the week. Use these for fast lunches on the go or for evenings when you have a million and one things to do.
Likewise, take other steps to master food prep by pre-chopping vegetables all at once, making large pots of rice or oatmeal, or grilling up 8-10 chicken breasts and freezing some for later.
Eliminate Bad Foods
Take the time to eliminate bad foods from your home/office or anywhere else in your environment they may lurk to help avoid temptation and reduce the chances that you indulge. If the food is sitting around you, the chances you eat them will be that much greater.
Go through your fridge, pantry, and freezer and toss out any of the foods that don’t belong on your diet plan.
Eat the food!
If your meals are prepared for you then all you need to do is ensure groceries are bought on time and food is cooked and packed for you. All that’s left for you to do is carry the food and eat it.
If you keep these tips in mind, you don’t have to be one of those statistics of people who have started – and fallen off their diet plan.