The problem with most diets is that they make way too many demands on the dieter to eat certain foods right from the beginning. Even foods that you may not like. When you enter into a diet you want to change how you pick your foods, how you consume food, and even how you think about food. Most diets tell you not to eat certain foods and these foods could even be those you love to eat.
Jon Benson, author of “The Every Other Day Diet,” states, “Love is the key to staying on a diet, a workout plan… anything that requires a change of lifestyle. It may seem obvious, but unless you actually ‘love’ the diet you are on, there is little chance of you staying on it for very long.”
“I believe food should be enjoyed, and in my opinion life is way too short to worry about eating perfect all the time,” says Benson. You see you do not have to always be perfect with what you eat. It is OK to eat foods you love even if they are not recommended by the diet you are on. It all comes down to moderation and portion control.
It is not realistic to cut all the foods you love while you diet. Your body may even rebel if you try. Even if you have a strong will power to stay the course with the diet solution of your choice it may backfire on you.
By following a diet that categorizes foods as good and bad you are setting yourself up to want those foods that are off limits. You will feel like you are punishing yourself when you eat foods off the do not eat list and feel guilty when you eat foods you love that is not on the good list. So you are setting yourself up for failure.
Instead of giving up foods you love and making yourself eat foods that are on the diet list consider portion control. With good moderation and proper portion control you can eat the foods you love without straying from losing weight to feel better.
By following The Diet Solution Program you can treat yourself once in a while, eat the foods you love, while gradually decreasing your food cravings.
Dr. Michelle Explains How To Lose Weight While Eating Foods You Love