In my considerable experience as a nutritionist I was convinced that the more people talked about being on a diet, the more difficult dieting actually became.
Studies have shown that the very act of declaring our goals in front of people reduces the likelihood to achieve these goals. This is because the feeling of satisfaction you get from disclosing your intentions, leads to a premature and misleading sense of success. You’ll apparently have a lot more success if you do not show in any way that you are on a diet!
I call this kind of behavior “quiet dieting”, and this clandestine method of dieting has shown great results. Like having a cheeky secret that will only be revealed gradually as people start to see that you’re losing weight!
What is “quiet dieting”?
This term was born in my attempts to describe behavior that I consider to be most effective for people on diets. It means to behave outwardly as if we are not on a diet. To be able to lose weight it’s not necessary to engage the help of our friends and family. Our own actions are enough to convince ourselves that what we’re doing is right.
This type of behavior saves us from having to justify to others if we fall off the wagon; it reduces feelings of self-pity and does not create conditions for testing us. By dieting quietly, we are responsible only to ourselves and it helps us to follow our own meal plan and reduces stress and coercion. This can create higher motivation in the long run.
How to Lose Weight Quietly?
Instead of informing the whole world that we are on a diet its much more satisfying to surprise your friends and family with obvious emerging results.
By not wasting time and effort talking about diets, you can begin to change your habits as you wish. You will be able to follow your own personal path in a relaxed way. That’s the secret of quiet dieting.
Here are some tips on how you can lose weight quietly;-
Prepare your Diet Answers!
If you start to change your eating habits, friends and relatives will not fail to ask you if and how you’ve changed your diet. Rather than feel anxious just have a few lighthearted responses at the ready.
“Just eating normally.” Be sure that the amount and type of food on your plate is normal (if you follow our system, it will be normal amounts anyway). When you’re asked, just shrug and say, “I generally eat well.”
“Just trying to eat healthier.” No one will argue against you wanting to try healthier foods. If your plate is filled with steamed broccoli and roast chicken, but generally you chose breaded cheese with fried potatoes just reply: “Today I want to see how I will feel if I eat healthily.”
Change the subject. What’s on your plate should not be the topic of conversation. If friends and relatives react at the sight of big salad on your plate just move the conversation onto the next topic.
Think about topics other than those related to food, and discuss those with friends and relatives instead.
Consult a nutritionist
There will be times that you’ll want to talk to someone about your diet. The right person for this is a professional nutritionist. They will understand and be able to give expert advice and recommendations. Personally, I talk through emails with many of our clients who need to share how they feel while following their individual meal plans. . Sometimes you need to consult with the right person to help you achieve success and that can be the key to breaking through on your diet plans.
Personally, I talk through emails with many of our customers who need to share how they feel while respect their individual treatment.