Just about everyone has been on some sort of diet program.  Most people think of a diet as a large departure from what you normally eat.  Things like the Atkins diet, or the South Beach diet might come to mind.  Some of these work, some don’t, but there’s a reason that most people don’t keep the weight off with these diets.

When setting up my goals I didn’t want to lose the weight on some trendy diet, only to gain it back when I quit practicing that particular diet’ program.  What’s the point?  There’s an awful lot of work involved in losing weight, so why risk putting it all back on when you leave the programmed diet?

Technically you are on a diet right now.  It might not be a very good one, but you are on one.  Maybe you are on the Big Mac diet, or the Ben and Jerry’s diet, or maybe it’s the 3 cans of Coke a day diet.  So instead of some radical departure from what you are already doing, why not tweak it just a bit.  This will help you stick with it, but lose the weight over time.  The plan here isn’t to lose 30 lbs in 2 weeks or something like that.  Its more like lose 50 or 60 lbs over the course of a year, and it’s really not hard.  Something as simple as going from 3 Cokes down to 1 per day, or instead of that Big Mac, get a hamburger, or instead of Ben & Jerry’s do low fat frozen Yogurt.  To quote one of my favorite fitness gurus: “Be more gooder than badder”.  Simple changes like these make all the difference.