Last Update on December 29, 2014 // Written by Hank No Comments

Getting fit and losing weight are common goals for the new year. But people often fail at sticking to their new plan and give up by the end of January. The reason that many people don't make it is that they don't change their attitude to and relationship with food. If you're overweight, it's likely that you eat too much and exercise too little. But bad habits are very hard to change, and it's not as simple as saying "I'm going on a diet." You need to examine how you deal with food and learn self-control in relation to your eating. If you decide to deprive yourself of all the fun things about food, you're setting yourself up for failure. What you need to do is change your attitude, not try impose a strict and unattainable eating regime.

Choose Realistic Rules

When you're setting rules for yourself at the beginning of your diet, you might start by cutting out all the unhealthy foods you like to eat. But if you struggle with self-control when it comes to food, which many people do, these changes could be unrealistic. Instead of restricting your diet to a bland menu that you won't enjoy, you need to exercise some self-control. Don't ban yourself from eating out. Instead, have smaller portions when you go out. You don't have to cut out desserts, just have a smaller one or limit the to one or two days a week. Once you set your guidelines to live by, it's up to you to stick to them.

Find Healthy Food You Love

One of the biggest challenges to dieting is seeing the sugary, fatty foods as an indulgence and healthy food as boring and bland. What you need to do is find healthy food that you love to eat, and stop thinking of it as the boring alternative. Desserts don't just have to be cake and ice-cream, for example. You could have fruit, yogurt and other things that still taste sweet, but aren't as bad for you. A healthy lunch doesn't have to be a boring sandwich with some carrot sticks. Look online for healthy and creative recipes so you can keep your meals interesting. 4

Change How You Handle Hunger

You might feel hungry a lot when you first start dieting, but that doesn't necessarily mean you need to eat. One obstacle to overcome is eating when you think you're hungry, but you're just bored or eating when you don't feel hungry at all. If you do find yourself feeling genuinely hungry a lot, you could try going to one of the many phentermine clinics to see if you should think of suppressing your appetite. Although a part of having a healthy relationship with food is enjoying what you eat, it shouldn't be one of your primary sources of entertainment. Find other things to do to distract you from your hunger or perceived hunger, instead of raiding your cupboards. Limit the extra snacks you have in the house, and make sure you only have enough food in the house for a week. Knowing that you've set something aside for tomorrow's dinner or snack can stop you eating it now.  

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