Inspired by a post shared in our Secret Slimmers group, today’s blog post is all about getting your weight loss back on track.
There’s no denying that Secret Slimmers is a hub of positivity and motivation. When scrolling through the group today, we spotted the following image, shared by one of our customers…
These 12 points are spot on. If you find yourself in a position where your diet has failed and you just can’t imagine getting back on track, don’t panic. The more of these points that you follow, the greater the chance of success you’ll have.
Here, we’re going to look at each of these points in a little more detail.
1. Don’t be too hard on yourself
Remember, we all fail sometimes, and not just when it comes to our diets. The important thing is not to dwell and slip back into old habits. Keep your head high, pick yourself back up and get stuck back in again. Forgiving yourself for your failure is the kindest thing that you can do.
2. Understand why you went off track in the first place
Knowing what your triggers are will go a long way in making sure it doesn’t happen again. Was it boredom? Were you feeling emotional on that particular day? Was it because you just didn’t want to say no to someone. Get clear on why you broke your diet and put steps in place to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
3. Recognise your excuses
What excuses do you use to break your diet? Look at each of these in turn and flip it on its head. For example, if it’s: “I wasn’t prepared for the day”, make sure you have everything you need. Plan your packs the night before, fill your water bottles and place them in the fridge and pop a spare bar in your bag so that when you wake up you have no excuses for not sticking to your diet.
4. Know your weaknesses
Use your failure to understand what your weaknesses are and build up resilience against them. Think about when are you most vulnerable. Is it when you’re making dinner for others? How can you overcome this and be stronger?
5. Remind yourself what you want
Think about how you’ll feel when you’re fit, slim and healthy. Think about what events you have coming up and imagine how you’ll feel at them knowing that you give the plan your all. Hold onto this feeling and use it to drive yourself towards that goal.
6. Get back to basics
What customers love about our plan is its simplicity and structure. Just 4 meals and 4 litres of water per day is all you need. No calorie counting, no embarrassing weigh ins, no meal prep… Just a weight loss plan that’s proven to work.
7. Do what worked for you in the beginning
Think back to your first week on plan. Why was it such a success? Did you eat just soups and shakes? Were you getting up earlier in the morning? Did you plan your meals the night before? Get back to what was working for you and stick to it.
8. Set yourself short term goals
Often, when we look at the journey as a destination it can be frightening. Instead of focusing on the total amount of weight you want to lose, and how long it will take you, break your journey down into smaller steps. Start with your first 7lbs, then one stone etc. Reward yourself at each small milestone so that you feel good about your progress and want to get to that next target.
9. Remind yourself of how you feel when you are not on track
Think back to times when you quit, or just before you started the plan. How did you feel then? Remember why you don’t want to feel that way again and use that feeling to keep yourself on track.
10. Plan, prepare schedule
When you have structure in your days, no doubt you found they went smoothly. Being prepared by having all the meals and snacks that you like, keeping a journal, recording your progress and being organised is the most simple and effective way of sticking to your weight loss journey.
11. Get some support
A study published in the Journal of Health Affairs has revealed that dieters given weight-loss support through social media shifted more pounds.
Experts studied more than 1,800 people with a body mass index over 30 — classed as obese. Half were given online help from medics and other slimmers on sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
They did better than patients who simply saw their GP, losing an extra 0.64 on average from their BMI.
In our Secret Slimmers group you will find so many encouraging, welcoming and inspirational people. Your very own personal cheerleaders are waiting to will you on to smash your goals.
12. Be positive
Being a Debbie Downer just won’t do you any favours. Instead of thinking that you are denying yourself food, think about the goodness that you are putting into you body and the positive results that it will have. Focus on the future and how amazing you will feel.
This is the first step in the rest of you life!
Start Your TFR Journey Today!
The first step in your journey to a brand new you begins with getting started! So that you can fully understand how our plan works, our Get Started page was designed specifically for people new to the plan.
Head over to our site where you’ll find tonnes of important information including how our plan works, the science behind it, loads of top tips, information on our meals, as well as real customer testimonials.
You can visit our Get Started page by clicking here.diet tips, NEW YOU PLAN, tfr diet, vlcd, weight loss tips