If you want to lose weight and maintain it, you don’t go on a diet, you change your lifestyle. We all know that diets do not work because you go on and off a diet. Diets are temporary. Changing your dietary lifestyle, however, means that you are gradually committing yourself to long-term weight maintenance and changing your daily habits.
A good start is by watching what you eat. It’s as simple as that. All you need to do is to know what you eat, how much you are eating and expend more energy than you consume. To help with your discipline in the beginning, try The Flash Diet. As mentioned before, there is no such thing as a ‘diet’ so this is simply something to help you start out your new lifestyle.
Let’s begin by taking your before photo. Now, set your goal and plan your timeline. At the end of your timeline, take your after photo to see how much you have progressed. Not only will that help motivate you to meet your weight loss goal, your before and after photos should also encourage you to keep healthy because seeing the improvements in your body will show you how hard you’ve worked for it.
Keeping a food journal can help you from overeating but taking photos of your meals makes documenting more fun and visual. Photo diaries are a far more effective and accurate record of daily calories and a more powerful disincentive to overeat. You are more likely to demonstrate greater awareness of your diet when viewing the photographs of your meal than when reflecting on your written notes.
Besides, you are more likely to have a phone with a camera function in your handbag than a notebook and a pen (which you could easily forget to bring if you eat out anyways). Following the flash diet should also show you how much you have improved in terms of portion and choice of food.
Create a blog and share your flash diet online or use Twitter to share your food journal with your friends. Chances are, you will be more motivated to share a photo of a healthier choice in food than a sugary treat.