How to Stay on Your Diet and Achieve Success & Save Money

currency manRecent studies have suggested that 85% of Americans and Europeans give up on their diets within the first 2 weeks. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that people struggle to lose weight…if only they had some willpower.

Fortunately, you don’t really need a lot of willpower in order to stay on your diet and achieve success, as long as you follow the basic principles and tips in this article. Ready to get started? Keep reading…

Dieting can also save you money, no more alcohol, trips to the movies or sugary snacks. Plus wholesome food tens to be cheaper and more filling than processed food. So lose pounds and gain dollars with our tips below!

Be realistic

Quite possibly the main reason why so many people end up giving up on a diet is because they are trying to lose too much weight, too soon.

Losing 25 pounds in 3 weeks might seem like a good idea at first, but after a few days you start to feel miserable due to lack of calories. It’s a much better idea to be realistic in order to achieve long term success. Set a goal to lose 2 or 3 pounds a week and keep with that.

Snack sensibly

There is nothing wrong with snacking in between meals when you feel hungry, the key is to do it in a sensible manner. As an example, pork jerky is a very good snack for weight loss, because it has lots of protein and does not have any empty calories.

Give yourself a treat

Research has proven that someone who gives themselves a treat every now and again is more likely to stick to their diet and be successful.

This means if your favorite food is pizza then having a few slices on Saturday night is fine, as long as you don’t eat too much and it is doesn’t tempt you into eating other junk foods.

Exercise daily

One of the main benefits of exercising on a daily basis is that you burn more calories, which means you can eat more food to give yourself energy.

Exercise can be whatever you enjoy or feel comfortable with. Perhaps a run in the local park is a good idea, or playing tennis with your friends? The most important thing is to do something.

Talk with people

Another way stay on your diet is to talk with people who are going through the same thing. This could be on forums or social media, or even with family and friends.

You might also want to look at success stories for inspiration, and especially “before and after” photos that show you what is possible if you are dedicated and prepared to stay on course.