How to Stay on a Diet
Expert diet tips to keep you from being a diet dropout.
Reasons for Diet Failure continued...
Not Changing Your Environment
Willpower alone won't cut it. To be a successful loser, you need to create a
diet-friendly environment at home, work, and socially.
"It is hard to continually push away from the wings at happy hour, candy
on your desk, or a house full of temptations. If you want to succeed, you need
to make changes in your environment so you are not constantly dealing with or
resisting temptations," says Wyatt.
When you can't eat the same things as your friends, or your family doesn't
support your weight-loss efforts, this makes dieting more difficult, says
Diet Success Tip: Seek support from your family, friends, and
co-workers. And, Wyatt suggests, remove temptations wherever you can. Stock
your kitchen with nutritious foods so you have ingredients on hand for healthy
meals and snacks. Take nutritious snacks and meals with you when you're on the
go so you'll be prepared when hunger strikes. Remove the candy dish from your desk,
skip happy hour with your friends -- do whatever it takes to set yourself up
for success, even if it means hanging around with different friends.