"6 Fool-Proof Ways to Get Your Diet Back on Track" Review

Are you feeling a little out of control after a holiday eating binge? You're probably not alone. Getting back on track may not be as tough as you think, though. Although the article "6 Fool-Proof Ways to Get Your Diet Back on Track" has several ideas, I chose the 4 most effective ways here.

1. Start by making a post-holiday game plan.


When you're shopping for the feast, grab a few extra essentials that will really matter when you're through the leftovers: eggs, fresh or frozen veggies (for omelets), pre-cut veggies, fruit, hummus or nut-butter (for smoothies and snacking) and canned salmon or tuna (for adding protein to salads) can help you automate the get-back-to-business eating habits.



Personal Trainer Wisdom: Real, sustainable weight loss success is a result of effective planning and an appropriate daily routine...especially around the holidays. You will certainly push your dietary boundaries during these celebrations-which is okay (you are a human and want to enjoy the best of life, after all). Are you prepared for what comes next, though? If you're like most, probably not. You're caught up in the moment and "don't have time to focus on that". Hogwash! No extra thought is needed for the groceries you typically buy. Do yourself a favor and stock up on the easy go-to's that helped you achieve your weight loss goal...even if it means making the cart a little heavier. Your success will depend on your ability to return to autopilot as quickly as possible after your feast.

2. Eat more, not less.


It may sound counterintuitive, but the first step to getting back on track after holiday food coma is to actually eat! Why? Going long periods of time without food does double-duty harm on our healthy-eating efforts by both slowing down your metabolism, and priming you for another binge later in the day. (Think: You've skipped breakfast and lunch, so you're ready to take down a whole turkey by dinner!)

Personal Trainer Wisdom: My personal training clients are always surprised when I ask them to eat more food. Little do they know, they are simply redistributing the amount across the day by including more meals. It usually takes 3-5 hours to properly digest and absorb your last meal and it's important that you timely meet the nutritional needs of your body. You never want to feel stuffed or starved and you're taking a weight gain risk without consistency.

3. Snack, don't graze.


If you're still hangry after a big bag of potato chips, that's because you're missing the two key components of a satisfying snack: protein and fiber! Aim to make all of your snacks about 150 to 250 calories and combo of a fiber-packed carb (e.g. fruit, veggies) with a lean protein (like eggs, legumes, nuts)......The combo of these nutrients helps keep you satisfied - not just full. Protein- and fiber-rich snacks will help stave off cravings, and keep you energized longer.

Personal Trainer Wisdom: Interesting enough, this snack sounds similar to a small meal...which is what you want! Ideally, you only eat with intent. Each "feeding" session should be a balanced meal of protein, fiber, fat, phytonutrients, and more. If you're hungry, you should satisfy this need (as long as its roots aren't completely emotional or mental). Be sure to look beyond the filler foods (e.g. chips, cookies, etc) and choose a combination that will satisfy your nutritional need in the moment.

4. Start tracking.


...People who log everything they eat...are more likely to lose weight AND keep it off for the long haul. Start tracking on one of the many weight loss apps...when the pounds start sneaking up on you. It'll help you stay accountable for what you've eaten.

Personal Trainer Wisdom: Without a doubt, personal training clients who record their eating habits successfully lose the most weight. The weight loss process is extremely daunting and often frustrating. Take the guesswork out and create as much data about you as possible. In the case you've hit a wall, your records could provide key information on what does or does not work.



What fool-proof ways have worked for you in the past? Have you ever tried any of the tips above? What results have you seen?

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MSN.com-Have you broken all of the weight loss rules this holiday season? Maybe it's time to return to your routine.

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Article Credit:

Author: Michael Moody Fitness with excerpt sourced from the article " 6 Fool-Proof Ways to Get Your Diet Back on Track " on MSN.com.
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