“New Year, New You” is a series of articles that will help you to become successful in your diet and exercise journey in 2019 (and every year thereafter). The articles will include tips, new ideas to try, strategies to follow, and encouragement to keep you moving forward…

 

Control EVERYTHING you possibly can

Structure is not a popular thing in the world today. The current generation of younger people, plus the current state of technology makes for a world of ‘do what you like, when you like, and how you like’.

And while this ideal seems like a wonderful reality to exist in, it inevitably leads to a pretty disastrous conclusion. You see, we actually perform best when we operate in structured environments. Structure is a vital ingredient for successful living, and if you want to lose weight successfully then you need to get on-board the ‘structure train’.

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When you’re on a diet, a structured life means a life where your food intake is planned out and controlled wherever possible. There will be a few meals that fall outside of your planned schedule, but in general it is possible to control the vast majority of your eating, and you NEED to do so.

You see, if you are in control of your food choices and portion sizes then you know what you’re dealing with, and you can work the numbers favourably for weight loss. But any meal that is out of control will end up being too big, and consisting of too many non-diet foods (for lack of a better term).

How does one exercise this control?

Plan. Look at your daily schedule and fit your chosen number of meals into it. Then choose the content of your meals and decide on portion sizes. Shop for the food and prepare it. Do this once per week, every week. Then you’re winning.

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