Are You a Yo-Yo Dieter?

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I know what you are thinking…”I don’t yo-yo, I just lack willpower,” that’s why keeping weight off has been so hard.

That’s partially true...but probably not in the way you are thinking.

Most likely the reason you have struggled to keep weight off is because you are stuck on the diet roller coaster and can’t get off. Don’t believe me?

Here are 3 signs that you are a yo-yo dieter.

You hop from fad to fad, going all in for a short amount of time.

If you are someone who has tried everything...then you are a yo-yo dieter. If you hear about a new fad diet, commit completely, clean out your pantry, start chugging shakes and forsaking all sugar forever and always, then you, my friend, just hopped right into that diet roller coaster. Fad diets are fads because they don’t work for the long-haul.

You are totally willing to sacrifice your quality of life for quick results.

Ready to drink three shakes a day for the rest of your life? Cut out sugar forever? Only eat kale for two weeks? You will undoubtedly see quick results. Then, you will see weight gain once you stop your drastic measures. Drastic measures get quick results, but require so much willpower those measures can’t be sustained.

You are always on the lookout for some new shortcut to weight loss.

You are a quick fix junkie. You don’t want to hear about exercise. You are so over people talking about whole food nutrition. You just want to drink something, cut something out, or buy a couple of wraps to get some results quickly.

Does this sound a little like you? Don’t worry. You are in good company. Women all over the world struggle to find their balance in terms of diet and exercise.

So...how do you get off the yo-yo diet roller coaster?

Be okay with slow progress.

You need to stop looking for quick and flashy. Remember quick results can be reversed quickly. If you want something that lasts, you have to make your peace with slow and steady. Lifestyle changes take time. They aren’t extreme. They might not get you 20 pounds lighter in 2 weeks, but they will keep you lean and fit for life.

Focus on eating enough.

Instead of cutting things out like crazy, be sure to get enough of the right stuff in your diet. By focusing on giving your body the nutrition it needs, you will naturally end up cutting things out. You will also ensure that your body is functioning optimally, that your metabolism is healthy and that you have enough energy to get through the day.

Do workouts you enjoy.

You have to choose a workout style you love, so you stick with it. You don’t need to spend hours in the gym to see results, you just need a good plan to go with your solid nutrition to see some real results.

Hopping off the diet roller coaster might mean slower results, but it also means longer lasting results. So, stop looking for the quick fixes and start focusing on the small, simple changes you can make to build a truly healthy lifestyle. For more info on a program you can do as a LIFESTYLE, let's connect today! 

Cheers!
Jenny