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Things You Must Avoid When Trying To Lose Weight

Aug 17, 2007
Dieting is seriously hard work! This article will attempt to guide you in the right direction by avoiding the usual dieting pitfalls.

1. Don't be hasty in choosing a diet.
Many people latch onto the next big thing and this can sometimes turn out to be a super hard diet that they have no chance of being able to follow. If you're not sure then pick another diet, go with one that feels right for you.

2. Be realistic - keep your feet on the ground!
Changes won't happen over night. With any goal you may choose you need to give it time and work at it consistently and then you will see results. Dieting results also tend to vary from one person to the next.

3. Don't overdo the exercise
Don't use your enthusiasm in the early days of your diet to hit the gym too regularly. Your body will need to time to heal after every workout so if you don't give it the proper rest, all your work in the gym will be in vain.

4. Calories are important
It's important that you don't drastically cut down the number of calories you take in, contrary to popular belief. Your body will react badly to this and it isn't the best way to lose weight.

5. Meals are important too
It's never a good idea to skip meals. Dieting properly is about eating the right foods not cutting them out altogether!

6. Don't check your weight every day.
Keep off those bathroom scales if you can help it. Your weight will fluctuate naturally, this isn't something you can avoid and if you check your weight every single day, you'll soon feel depressed!

7. Keep in control of your emotions
It's easy to let your frustration overtake you and then blindly reach out for a fatty snack. Be strong and keep focused, don't let your emotions rule you.

8. Help is at hand
It can sometimes take a will of steel to survive any diet and you're a fool if you think you can do it all alone. Take the opportunity to reach out to friends and colleagues who can give you the encouragement you need.

9. Don't trap yourself in a food prison.
Although it may feel like you can never enjoy food while you're on a diet, you're just beating yourself up if you don't eat your favourite foods once in a while.

10. Don't think that your willpower will be enough to get you through.
Keep a clear head. You need to make a list of all things you need to eat and all the things you should avoid.

I hope these tips go some way to helping you follow your diet plan thoroughly. It's not easy but it is doable, especially with a little help from your friends.
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