How many times have you put off restarting your diet until the following Monday? If you are like me, it may be a very large number.
There is nothing wrong with starting your diet on Monday, but isn’t it better just to restart your diet on whatever day you happen to decide to get back on the wagon?
The trouble with waiting until another day to restart is that that day may never, ever come. True? It was for me.
I cannot tell you how many times I’d tell myself that I’d start again on Monday. Then, I’d give myself the weekend before the dieting Monday to eat whatever I wanted to in preparation for the total deprivation that I just knew was coming. Friday night would find me eating five or six slices of pizza followed by a dessert or two. On Saturday I’d talk John into going out to eat at least once that day so I could revel in a hearty Mexican meal or enjoy my “last” slice of Death by Chocolate dessert. Sunday I’d just eat, and eat, and eat.
This is the danger of a Monday morning restart. Not the Monday part, but the days leading up to that Monday. Instead of just starting right when you decide to get back on track, putting off the diet start usually messes with your mind.
If you are like I was you may find yourself already feeling sorry for yourself rather than focusing on the benefits of eating a healthier diet. You may find yourself planning ways to cheat on your diet before you even begin it, and you may get so anxious about dieting that you never do get started anew.
When people ask me for a “top tip” for weight loss, this one is one I often recommend:
Don’t wait until tomorrow to get started. Start right away because every day you wait is one day you cannot get back.
How have you done at restarting right away? Do you tend to wait until Monday and does that work? Diane