Diets are hard to keep, trust me I KNOW
In addition, I do feel that a lot of people who did control their diet for a time, can never stay on the diet long term. According WebMD, people generally only last on a diet for about six months until they regress back into their old eating lifestyle. More importantly people who have stricter diets that stray away from their normal eating patterns tend to last less than six months with their restrictive diet. This is a very important fact to note because if your odor is affected by what you eat, then that means there's a good chance that you will not be able to rid your odor. Or have a good control over your condition for good. In order to prevent your diet from failing you have to be aware of things to avoid and implement so that you can stay on a diet long term. First and foremost, we have to figure what is causing us to lose track of our diets, and how can we prevent it from happening. Secondly, I want to touch on what causes us to eat food that we know are bad for us and how we can avoid that as well.
Tips for staying on your Diet
Tip 1: Too strict for longtermAccording to professionals The major cause of diet failure is having a restrictive diet. When you start off with a diet that is very difficult to keep up with . The chances of you making it a longterm habit is low. This is really important to remember because most of us who get into diets that are supposed to reduce our odor, are eating foods that are unfamiliar to them. Its not the fact that eating food that is new to you is going to regress you into failure, but it is the straying away from the common foods you eat that increases the chance of failure. A recommendation to keep your diet on track is to choose a diet that has common foods you eat day to day because the diets that last are the diets that require little change.
Tip 2: Don't live in temptationWhen we don't change our environments like we change our diets we tend to fall off our diets. Whenever we get into a new diet there are always environmental factors that will make us fall into temptation. For example, you might live with a family and there will be a lot of troubling food that can cause you to relapse from your diet. Or you might be hanging out with your friends at some type of eatery , and things they order make you so envious and tempted to order the same thing. To be successful on your diet you need to create diet friendly environment at your home or workplace. A great tip is to try and get support from your family and friends. To remove the temptation wherever you can, and stock your kitchen with the recommended food you want to eat.
Tip 3: Food JournalistA great recommendation that can keep you on your diet is to keep track of your diet. Experts have said that self-monitoring is the best way to to instill the habit of keeping your diet in order. Keeping track of your progress by writing down your weight and the food you ate can be beneficial because you will be able to see the improvements you have made through out your journey. Say for example, that on a particular day you smelled really bad but you did not know what was the cause of it. With your food journal you will be able to narrow down the foods that might cause you to smell because you will know the common foods you have eaten that never caused you to smell.
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Tip 4: Baby StepsTaking baby steps while getting into your diet is an awesome way to create a long term habit. Ease yourself into the diet little by little, by slowly bringing in the type of foods that you need or want to have as your ideal diet. Lets just say for example you want to have more greens in your diet, or better yet, you want to become a complete vegetarian. Maybe you should just start off with having a salad for one meal everyday .Then after seven days include a salad for two different meals instead of one everyday. Slowly but surely keep increasing the amount of greens in your diet, until the preferred foods you want to eat have become a part of your normal diet. Then later on diminish the the type of food that is bad for you or that is causing you to smell.
Tip 5: Give a little rewardSomething else you can implement to keep your diet into longevity is to reward yourself every time you have achieved any goal that you set for your diet. For example, lets say that your goal was to stay on a diet for a month without any cheating done. If you have accomplished this feat, you should reward yourself with a little something . Maybe treating yourself to a movie, or shopping, or some fun activity. It can be any small reward, except food!
Tip 6: Spice things upEating a continuous diet with the same meals throughout the day. Can get boring, and may revert you back to your old diet. In order to prevent that you should try and change things up by eating food seasonally. Meaning, you should try different foods every season. Try different seasonings that you can add to your foods. Or change your normal breakfast meals to your dinner meals and vice versa. Do anything to break out the mundane routine.
Eating the same things day after day is going to get boring.
Therefore, you should strive to diversify your eating choices
Tip 7: Going on vacation has the ability to relapse you back into your old ways
Vacation can steer your commitment to your diet in the wrong direction. Simply because you are on your vacation to relax from work so you feel the same way about relaxing from your diet. The way you can prevent yourself from going back into relapse is to plan ahead on what you are going to bring on your vacation. And if you are going to indulge in some of the bad foods, indulge in them wisely
Tip 8: Indulging in social events
If you participate in a lot of social events like weddings, barbeques, tailgating, or birthday parties. And you are trying to stay on track of your diet. There is a good chance that there will be a myriad of tempting food that can knock you off your diet goals. The best option to carry out so you won't be persuaded by the delicious, yet harmful , eatery is to eat before you go to that social event. When you go to those social events with a partial or extreme hunger those temptations are going to be a lot harder to sidestep and avoid. So in order to counter act these alluring evils is to satiate your hunger before even arriving at the event.
Tip 9: When you are stressed out
If you are an emotional eater like me, then when you are having a really stressful day you want to satisfy yourself with something sweet, chocolatey, and heavy. However, you know that by doing this in the end will create even more problems for you. Simple ways to avoid emotional eating is to apply stress relieving exercises like deep breathing, meditation, walking, talking to a loved one, etc.. Another option you can do is to get more sleep. It has been stated that people who are chronically sleep deprived tend to feel hungrier. Therefore, getting 7-9 hours of sleep may help you out in the end
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