DO NOT DIET! Make it your lifestyle! When I was a teen and as all teens do thought I was way too fat and have to stop eating. Of course I didn’t stop eating but would tell everyone that I cannot stand potato, pasta and bread. Every time my mother would ask what did I want her to cook or when I was out with friends, I would say “oh pasta…? hmm I don’t eat pasta sorry, can I have this salad” (I also was vegetarian at the time). So this was my way of programming my brain and learning it to believe that I hated certain carbohydrates. It really worked! I must say I AM still using it and it is still working most of the times. However I say most of the times because I do not really use it that often as I can just say “no thank you” 🙂
PORTION your meals. I know it sounds weird and I repeated it so many times but portion your meals and take time eating it. You will be surprised HOW little food you need, in fact. Eating less will shrink your stomach which means you will only require very small portions. Shrunk stomach means flatter belly 🙂
BOOZE is evil. And this is me, who loves partying, is saying it because the biggest part of me failing reason is drinking. Although I have one or two drinks here and there and try to avoid massive celebrations, this is enough to spoil any training plan. Sad but true! Want better body composition and definition? Do not consume alcohol.
THINK before you eat! Another fairly annoying process which I personally do not like is planning and thinking of what and when you going to eat. Personally I see food as fuel and hate spending time carefully choosing it, cooking it and portioning it which I know sounds very contradicting 🙂 I do not like cooking or food shopping but I am aware of the fact that weight lose or body building has two main blocks: exercising and DIETing which is 50% of your success. It is not only avoiding bad foods but also making sure you are receiving useful nutrition, supplements and vitamins.
To be continued…