Losing weight can make some people pretty neurotic. Not only are they eating less and getting mood swings but they are taking their hunger pains out on you. Sticking to a diet is one of the hardest things that a person can do. Not only do they want to cheat on their diets at almost every meal but they want all their friends to join in on the diet too.
Remember when you choose to loose weight it’s important to make healthy lifestyle changes that are attainable and realistic for you. What I mean is, choose a diet that is not far fetched from your own everyday eating habits. If you love having eggs for breakfast then switch to egg whites, if you like having a Subway for lunch then simply ask them to pinch out the inner dough in the sandwich, switch to wheat, and eliminate the condiments.
It’s all about subtle changes that will make a difference in the end, because when you train your taste buds to go natural then you won’t have a need to go back to your old eating habits. Forming healthy habits will help you stay away from Yo-Yo dieting. It’s no fun losing 5lbs and then gaining back 10lbs.
When you go on a strict diet, remember that this is your choice not your friend’s. So don’t start acting like your better than your friends and egging them to get on your diet bandwagon. You will begin to look and sound neurotic and now your friend won’t want to eat with you anymore.
If you keep snacks at your desk, in your car and even in your purse you won’t find your self snapping at your friends because you are hungry. Dieting isn’t about going hungry. If you have have a ziploc of carrots in your bag, or bag of trail mix at your desk then you will curve your appetite until your next scheduled meal. Healthy snacks are great snacks.
Good luck sticking with your diet and make sure you do it in a way where you can stain sane and keep your friends in the process. Remember your friends will want to join in on the fun of dieting, when they see your results. So set the example and keep on going!