Wednesday, April 8, 2009

You Can't Rush Weight Loss!

In this day and age, being humans and all, we are used to instant gratification. We are run on stimulation and getting what we want. For many of us, weight loss is something we try to rush via a magic pill, surgery, or fad diet. The point I'm trying to make is, we can't rush weight loss! Generally, dropping the weight really fast means that's about how fast you'll gain it back. From personal experience, I know this to be true. 
The secret to dieting success is patience and hard work. We need to re-teach ourselves how to eat and be active. Being unrealistic or jumping the gun will set you up for failure, especially in the long run. Anymore when you start to get cynical or you start to say "ugh, this isn't working," just distract yourself or go for a walk and listen to your ipod. 
Diet Diva is right there with you. This is the hardest thing for me. In retrospect, I see that I've derailed my diet by simply obsessing over it too much! I challenge you to follow me in not thinking about your weight! If you eat right and stick to a solid exercise plan, you'll lose weight. Dedicate your thoughts to academics, your family, your friends, or simply to your hobby (cough, cough-blogging*). 

Here's what I plan to do to keep my mind off of self-deprecation & my hands off of the carbs(!!!):

1. Wear a retainer for your teeth (if you have one)!
2. Put some Crest White Strips on your teeth!
3. Drink something!
4. Listen to your i-pod or music.
5. Chew gum.
6. Read a book or a health magazine.
7. Go for a walk.
8. Take a shower or better yet a hot bath!
9. Go for a swim!
10. Write a letter to a friend or loved one like your mother!
11. Meet up with other people. (The best way to distract yourself from yourself!)
12. Take a nap!
13. Write a bucket list and start to check stuff off.
14. Join a club, team, group, or join an organization!
15. Give yourself that other kind of treat like painting your nails or finally getting around to that facial!
16. Write through your feelings on a blog or in a journal! Sometimes hand writing will allow you to see how bananas your actually driving yourself!

XOXO Diet Diva!
What do YOU do to distract yourself from derailing your diet?!


  1. Hi Diet Diva! You have a very nice and fun blog yourself! I've added you to my list of blogs I read~ Be happy if you could link me back too :>

  2. I have never been on a diet in my life. I guess I'm happy as I am.

    CJ xx

  3. Hello Diet Diva,

    Carbs are tough to stay away from. Best of luck and if it helps any, check out my site for healthy recipes to keep your mind off bread and pasta. Although I think everything in moderation :)


  4. i will try this one, thanks for sharing this to us.have more of it.

  5. this is a very informative post, i hope i still have time and hope for this problem of mine,lol.

  6. I love the Crest whitestrips idea, too! It really does help when you want to eat, but know you shouldn't ;)

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Be sure to check out my new one ( just check it out in my profile).

    The tips are great ~ for not eating. I have put up some pictures of me at my high weight ~ and I keep them close to the computer. Both my husband and I marvel at hor far I have come, but I still have so far to go!

  8. Hi Diet Diva,

    Perhaps people can concentrate on dressing their windows while waiting to buy that perfect size dress. Thanks for checking out my blog; I'm happy to share your link.


  9. Hi Diet Diva,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I have about 6 to 8 pounds that come to see me every winter.
    When the new Spring clothes start to hit the stores I go shopping. Find something I really love in my summer size and try it on. It's usually a bit tight. I don't buy it, tell myself when I lose the extra pounds it will be my reward.
    Usually helps,
    PS, park far away from the stores and walk.