If you have committed to start eating healthier, there is no question there will be hard times along the way. Everyone deals with food cravings from time to time, not to mention hunger that can get the best of you. If you want to maintain your results though and go on to lead a healthy life, it is essential you are laser focused on your effort to continue.
Need a few strategies to help you on your way? Let us look at a few of the best techniques you can use to ensure you stay on your diet plan...
1. Join A Support Group:
First, consider joining a support group. Many people think support groups are only for those who are wanting to lose weight, but the fact is they can be for those who are attempting to maintain weight loss as well.
These groups are great for giving others support when temptation strikes or when they are just struggling to stay focused. The more people you have in your court, the better.
2. Focus On New Goals:
In some cases, it can be beneficial to focus on a new goal. One reason many people relapse is for so long; they have been focusing on one goal: to lose weight. Then they lose the weight, and now they no longer have direction.
So give yourself direction. Set a new goal to follow and you might find you are less tempted to give in to foods you should be avoiding.
3. Keep It Out Of Sight:
As the saying goes: "out of sight, out of mind." Do your best not to bring harmful foods into your home. If they are in the pantry, chances are high you will eat them eventually.
Keep only healthy foods around and make your home a "safe haven" where you do not have to worry about snacking on those sugary foods.
4. Avoid Getting Stuck In A Rut:
Finally, avoid letting yourself get stuck in a rut; this happens far too often. You are always eating similar meals at the same time, day after day after day. Start mixing it up a bit. One of the best things about being in a period of weight maintenance is you can be a little more experimental with your food choices.
Being experimental with your food choices does not mean eating unhealthily - it says you should not be focused on eating the same foods. Variety is critical, for eating healthily and for good nutrition.
If you keep these tips in mind, you should find it become easier than ever to maintain your weight loss and prevent a relapse.
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.