It’s almost that time of year again. New year, new beginning, time to lose the weight.
We say it every year but how many of us actually achieve the goal? Those that do, how do they do it?
I know myself, I need to be in the right mindset to slim down. I’ve been getting slowly bigger for quite a while now, in at my biggest ever. But it’s only been the last few weeks I’ve wanted to diet.
I’ve wanted to be slim, just not to diet.
Being Christmas I haven’t acted on it but I’ve found that subconsciously I’ve been skipping desert, taking smaller helpings and avoiding snacking as often. I figure there’s no point trying to actually diet at this time of year.
But like so many people I’ll be honest
I don’t really know the best way to lose weight.
There are so many “common sense” approaches like “eat less, move more”. That sounds great but how much less, how much more?
They’ve got research that proves crash diets give a great boost giving quick results and are the way to go short term. They also have research that proves crash diets are always doomed the failure. What would “they” suggest then?
I’ve been told before its 80% diet 20% exercise so I’m not stressing too much about the exercise. Correct me if that’s wrong. I’ll keep trying to build up to running a mile without a break, something I can’t do yet.
I still have no idea about diet, there are a ridiculous number of options and like everyone in impatient for results.
What do you do?
Calorie control, low GI, paleo, weight watchers, slimming world, carb free, juicing, lots of mini meals?
Help! Any tips to share?