You’re dieting and trying to do everything right and lose the extra weight. There are however moments when you feel less motivated to stay on track and your determination fails to keep you from having a large piece of chocolate cake. Don’t rush into blaming yourself and your lack of will power, perhaps it’s the environment to blame for this!
Monday to Friday means long hours at your job, going to the gym, watching every bite of food you have, running errands and being a responsible person in general. Once the weekend arrives, you feel a natural desire to unwind, relax and maybe even go out and have a few drinks with your friends. This is perfectly normal, however, if you associate weekends with relaxing and getting away from weekdays responsibilities, you might also take a break from your diet. Alcohol has lots of calories, not only that, but it leaves you dehydrated and triggers that hunger sensation. So have fun, enjoy your weekend, but remember that dieting means a permanent life style change, not just from 9 to 5.
Eating out too often
You may think it’s perfectly fine to eat at restaurants as long as you’re only ordering healthy, low fat food and plain water. In theory, that should work, however, being in an environment where everyone’s doing nothing else but eating can actually determine you to eat more than you need or want, because we, as social beings, tend to mirror other people’s behavior. Not only that, but it’s difficult to only have a salad when the person next to you is enjoying a juicy stake with fries. The solution? Try and cook your own meals at home as often as possible, it’s healthier and not to mention, cheaper!
Shopping at huge grocery stores
The problem with shopping malls and large grocery stores is that they display all that variety of foods and sweet treats and temptation starts poking you. After all, how can you resist that box of assorted cookies when they’re on sale! Oh, and that cake just looks so delicious, maybe you’ll buy it and just keep it for when you have guests. Now you’re asking yourself: “Well, where should I shop then? Try and find small market places that only carry the essentials. There are also stores that specialize in selling healthy foods or just fruits and vegetables. Always make a list when you go shopping and stick to it. Temptation may be everywhere, but that doesn’t mean you can’t avoid it.