On Your Marks, Get Set...: Make Sure That Your Diet Get's Off To The Right Start
Dieting is never easy, and one of the hardest things of all is actually trying to start your diet in the first place. How often have you decided to start a diet "tomorrow" or waited to make it your new year's resolution? Actually committing to a diet is something that you can never really do if you're only ever thinking about it in vague terms. If you want it to go well, then you've got to get a running start. With that in mind, here are three simple things that you can do to get yourself up to the line and get the best possible start to your diet.
Set a Date
Do you know when the most common time to start a diet is? "Tomorrow." If every single person who said they were going to start their diet "tomorrow" actually did it, we'd all be in perfect shape! If you really want your diet to start properly, you should prepare for it. Set a specific date. That way you can stock your home with the right foods, get rid of the junk, and start to plan out how you're going to do it in a little more detail. By setting a specific start date, you give yourself far less wiggle room to make excuses and chicken out.
Why not give yourself a bit of a boost when starting your diet? After all, if you struggle with what you eat, then you're probably dealing with a lot of toxins and other unpleasant substances in your body. By detoxing it at the start, you're able to give yourself the best possible start to any diet. Check out this detox tea guide for some great examples of teas that can help you do just that. There are a lot of different options out there, and it always helps to have something that can narrow down your options just a little bit.
Get some Support
A diet is always going to be a lot of work. You're probably going to have to give up some foods you really love, and you're going to be trying to break the habits of a lifetime. Because of that, trying to do it all on your own can be more of a challenge than a lot of people are actually capable of handling. By getting someone else, a friend, family member, co-worker, etc. to help then you're going to be that much less likely to make excuses, and you can avoid falling back into the habits you're working so hard to break.
Of course, it's important to remember that starting isn't the only hard part or even the hardest part. The reality is that you've probably got a lot of energy in the early days, but after a while, that energy can start to fade. That's when you need to make sure that you're staying really committed. It's far too easy to find yourself falling back into bad habits when you're in the middle of your diet, but try to hold onto that energy from the start, and you'll stand a much better chance of sticking to it.