Happy New Year! Here’s 3 tips about how to diet starting the day after New Year’s that can make or break your diet success. How do we know? EET stands for Eating and Exercise TIMING and I’ve successfuly focused on the calendar for my clients’ and my own weight loss and fitness for nearly 7 years. Who knows more about the best TIME to diet than The EET Fitness Plan?
1) DON’T START YOUR DIET TODAY!
I know you overdid it the last week (or month) and it’s time to get serious about weight loss. Every year can work differently based on the calendar, but last I checked, this year January 2 is Friday and that means you are going to face all your weekend eating habits over the next 3 days. Dieting after what is likely weeks of decadent eating is hard enough without trying to do it during NFL Football playoff games or dinner out with your friends. BE PATIENT, your time for weight loss will come.
2) Stay off the scale until next Wednesday, and even that weigh-in is “unofficial”.
The scale is very powerful and should never be underestimated. Just GENTLY remind yourself that you will weigh in for the first time in 2015 next Wednesday and you’d like to see a number somewhere in the same zip code as you weighed before Thanksgiving. This should get your mindset to thinking about phasing down the decadent eating and more in line with what creates weight loss for you. How you interpret your scale reading next Wednesday is absolutely critical as well: If you see a number that says you:
–Weigh LESS than you thought — Awesome — you may have found your holiday season Timing Plan for years to come!
–Weigh ABOUT what you thought –Great — you have the ability to manage your scale weight, so make a plan for the next 30 days that you can build on throughout 2015.
–Weigh MORE than you thought — No reason to panic — you’re human and you love food. Use it as a learning opportunity. Review your last 6 weeks in your mind and ask yourself “was the weight gain worth it? Did I truly enjoy all the amazing food I ate, or how could I have cut back a bit, or at least spread it out a bit more or added more exercise?”
Whatever you do, don’t beat yourself up. You are where you are and now you can phase in a plan that can start to get you where you want to go. You can read more about EET’s Weigh-in Timing System here for FREE.
3) Get active in a healthy, non-obessive way
An active lifestyle usually sends a strong non-threatening message that you are doing things that make you healthier. Sure, you could start to crank out exercise today, but only if it’s not miserable and painful or is some desperate, obsessive effort to lose 20 pounds in the next two weeks–you’ll just burn out, get injured or both. Again, this is a great time to prepare your body and mind for coming weight loss efforts, as opposed to obsessively forcing both into painful action you cannot stay with. Starting today, find some active things you want, need or love to do like walks, tennis, gardening or even shopping for post holiday bargains and spend some time doing them.
Trust me, if you carefully follow these three PROVEN tips today, you’ll be far more effective with your diet and exercise routine. Next week is coming soon enough.
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM EET FITNESS!
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EET also strongly recommends you read these two blog posts before diving in to The Guide, to get the best possible introduction to The EET Timing Diet:
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