“Balancing my lifestyle with a diet plan is not possible”.

“I am too busy to eat right”.

Does this sound like you?

My own favourite was I’d had a hard day at work so automatically I get to reward myself with a slice of pizza, right?

WRONG.

One of the physical signs of stress is it makes junk food seem more appealing than any other kind of food. Stress and sugar go together like strawberries and ice cream. When we digest sugar we release serotonin which calms and relaxes us. Don’t let your mind fool you into thinking this way.

You work hard, you put the effort in at work so why can’t you put effort into a diet plan that you’re able to stick to AND benefit from

Don’t keep lying to yourself a salad every so often will not give you the results you want. You need to break out of the wrong food choices and your bad eating habits that you have built up over time. Healthy eating doesn’t require a ton of effort, but it does require dedication and a willingness to improve YOU and your BODY which over time you will feel and look healthier. It’s about investing the time and energy into Re-shaping your lifestyle

There are two reasons you are struggling to break the cycle of your unhealthy eating pattern.

Reason 1 – You Find Any Excuse To Give Yourself A Reward

“If I go spend an extra hour in the gym today, I can eat that Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie tub in the fridge tonight”.

“If I go for a 30 minute jog later today, I can stay in bed and binge watch a game of thrones marathon tomorrow”.

And as great as that sounds it doesn’t get you to where you want to be, if it did wouldn’t you already be half way there?

Sticking to training plans and eating foods that help your body should be what you are aiming for.

Don’t get me wrong, you SHOULD treat yourself every so often. Allowing yourself your favourite chocolate or glass of wine is good for the soul and as long as it’s all in moderation you won’t pile on the pounds.

Remember, If you do slip up in your diet that doesn’t give you the excuse to binge for the rest of the day or weekend. And if you find that on a night out you drink more than you intended and ended up at the takeaway at 1am with the worlds best burger served from a van don’t punish yourself, just forget about it, hit the gym again and get back on track

Reason 2 – YOU SCRAP THE DIET TOO EARLY

So you’ve been on a diet for 4 days and you still havn’t dropped any weight, must be the diet that to blame so you come off it and you either find another diet to replace the dudd one or tell yourself that you’ll never loose weight so why bother.

Results Take Time! You didn’t gain those extra pounds in 4 days so what makes you think you can loose them in that time?

Keep in mind that to achieve weight loss results, the formula to dropping pounds is 80% diet and 20% exercise so unless your committed to a healthy eating plan and taking regular exercise over a sustained period of time to see dramatic transformation results

There are no quick fixes, no magic potion and no excuses.

Dedication, commitment and realistic attitude is what is going to get you there.

Keep it up and soon you’ll be rewarded for your efforts.

Shane