7 Tips for Getting Your Diet Back on Track

Reboot your diet to shed pounds & feel fab.

Fall off the healthy food wagon? If the scale has started to creep up, it’s time to reboot healthy habits so you can achieve your goals! Check out these tips for getting your diet back on track for weight loss success.

Finding yourself off track when you want to lose weight is frustrating. The key to long-term weight loss is to shake off those frustrations and get right back to your healthy habits. It doesn’t matter if your diet hiccup lasted a day, a month, or more. The only way to achieve weight loss and better health is to be persistent. These tips for getting your diet back on track will point you in the right direction so you can continue to look and feel fabulous.

1. Put the kibosh on cravings.

Cravings for salty and sweet snacks have sunk many a dedicated weight loss plan. You can indulge in those hankerings without diving into a box of crackers or a sleeve of cookies. Learn 3 Ways to Fulfill Food Cravings the healthy way.

2. Find solutions, not excuses.

It’s human nature to make excuses when we hit trouble spots: Cooking healthy meals is time consumingMy kids would riot if I served nutritious foods. But if you want lasting weight loss success, change is necessary. Here are a few resources to help you find solutions to common excuses:
*Need meals that are healthy and fast? Try 17 Quick and Easy Chicken Dinners.
*Need healthy meals the whole family will enjoy? Check out 20 Funtastic & Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipes.
*Need vegetarian recipes to satisfy non-vegetarians? Prepare these 11 Delicious Meatless Dinners.

3. Pair up with a support partner.

Sometimes it’s easier to stay on the health wagon when we have a friend to gently (or not so gently) nudge us into action. Find a health-minded friend, or a friend who wants to make changes just like you. Give each other support and accountability. Jumpstart your partnership with our 30-Day Skinny Plate Challenge or 7-Day 10,000 Steps a Day Challenge.

4. Redefine goals.

Setting a health goal too big can make weight loss overwhelming and make you more prone to going astray. Redefine your journey by setting smaller, doable weight loss goals. Instead of focusing on losing 50 lbs, focus on losing 10 lbs instead. When you shed those 10 lbs, set yourself up to lose the next 10 lbs.

5. Evaluate eating habits.

Eating habits develop over a lifetime. Even if you’re dedicated to losing weight and feeling healthier, those habits can sneak up on you. Perhaps you eat nutritious, superfood-loaded meals during the day, but tend to munch on chips while you’re watching TV at night. One of the top tips for getting your diet back on track is to learn How to Stop Mindless Eating in 5 Steps.

6. Prioritize health by making it a non-negotiable part of your schedule.

Plan health and wellness into your routine, just like you brush your teeth or hair. For example, schedule time once a week to create a healthy meal plan. This makes grocery shopping less of a hassle, but it also allows you to build the better eating roadmap that prevents you from hitting the fast food lane. Check out some Skinny Ms. Meal Plan Resources.

7. Do what you can–when you can.

What happens when you set aside time to make a healthy meal, only to have the plan derailed by a long meeting or a sick kiddo? Instead of throwing your hands up in frustration, have a back-up plan. Keep ready-to-go homemade meals in the freezer. Learn 6 Tips to Turn Any Recipe into a Freezer Recipe and add 14 Healthy Freezer Meals to Make Your Life Easier to your menu plan.

Reboot your body in 30 days! Check out the Skinny Ms. Clean Overhaul 30-Day Weight Loss Program ebook.

How do you keep your diet on track? Let us know! Leave a comment below.

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Amy Wagner

Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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