Dieting can seem daunting, and quite often people who want or need to lose weight will often say “I’m going to start on Monday”, the trouble is, Monday will come around, and more often than not if you have had a heavy weekend eating rich food and drinking alcohol you really won’t feel up to starting the dreaded diet plan.
Instead of thinking about losing weight as a diet that is going to deprive you of all the things you love to indulge, think of it as a lifestyle change that is going to help and improve your focus on your everyday tasks.
Dieting is not just about losing weight, maintaining a healthier way of life will improve many things in your daily life, and monitoring many aspects of your life will help in getting you FitTrack in all you are setting to achieve.
What To Cut Out When Starting To Diet
The first thing that you can look at is your alcohol intake, it’s no secret that many of us like to relax after work with a glass of wine or an ice-cold beer but the reality of doing so can have devastating effects on your mental health.
Mental health is important when you want your focus to be at its best, alcohol is a known depressive that alters your mood, and while drinking it, you will have a high but when this effect wears off you will be left with a hangover experiencing a sugar crash and in general feeling unwell.
When your body is going through a hangover you will more often than not crave fatty and unhealthy foods, reaching for cans of soda to try to perk you up will also be another side effect, this does not however make you feel better, it will make you feel sluggish and unable to concentrate.
Avoid Bad Fats
Snacking does not have to be cut out of your eating habits but finding alternative snacks that do not make you feel sluggish will help your concentration and confidence. Making sure that you have a healthy snack available at all times will stop the urge to go to the nearest shop and purchase a quick fix like crisps or chocolates.
Cramming in crisps and sweets is only a quick fix for your hunger and will not leave you feeling full, it will have the opposite effect it will leave you feeling bloated, this will not only leave you feeling unable to concentrate and uncomfortable but it will lead to further snacking that is adding to your lack of motivation.
By opting for something that is a natural snack with no added fats, sugar, or colorings you will immediately improve your stamina mentally and physically, especially in the workplace.
The Importance Of Going To The Gym While Maintaining The Correct Diet
When attending the gym the common mistake people make is to think that the half hour exercise they do is enough to make them fit and healthy. The truth is although exercising can help in aiding weight loss it will not help improve things in your body that are not visible if the food intake you consume is completely wrong.
Improving what is going on inside your body is more important than what you look like on the outside. The better you feel inside the more focus you will have, the less bloated you will feel, and the more energy you will have. Exercising gives you a natural high, so once you get into the habit of including your routine into your daily routine you will feel massive benefits, with a huge boost of energy, and with this will normally come cravings for healthier foods.
Consuming The Correct Portion Sizes
No one needs a huge plate of dinner especially at night time, making your portion sizes smaller will ensure you are only eating what you need to. Years ago many parents would say to their children “you cannot leave the table until you have finished your food”.
With money being very tight for lots of families there were mainly three meals a day at certain times and these rules have stuck with many people into adulthood. It is however far better to eat smaller meals and more often, allowing your stomach to know when you are full and if you are still hungry.
Improving the focus you have in your daily life can be helped, and even partly controlled by what you are consuming in your diet. Although it seems like a mammoth task to overhaul the way you think, feel, and consume food it will have massive benefits for your mental health and your ability to concentrate.
When you do not feel bloated or sluggish the energy levels you have will rise, giving you better stamina and you will stop craving the sugary, fatty foods, replacing sugar with healthy snacks such as nuts and seeds eating slow-release foods will keep you fuller for longer.