Want the best possible advice about your weight loss? Then consider moderation in everything, rather than going to extremes. Unfortunately, most people cannot find any kind of moderation in their weight loss programs. Most people try to push themselves to do far more than they can actually do, such as working out for absurd amounts of time or completely avoiding junk food. In general, people tend to think this way because they detest their current state. They desire nothing more than to become thin and are in a big darned hurry to do it – at least, at first. The last advice they want is to face their exercise and eating challenges with the mindset of moderation in everything. Nonsense!
It is virtually impossible to keep up such a rigid plan. Chances are, the "all or nothing" mind-set will leave you in the exact same state in which you started your weight loss programn. As an example of the flaws in this plan, right before starting their ‘good eating habits, many’ people will often eat copious amounts of junk food because they fear they will never be able to eat it again. Some people are so ridiculous with their diets that they believe one small slip will ruin their hard work. By creating foods that are permitted and forbidden, these rigid diets force you to despise what you can eat and idolize what you cannot eat.
Undoubtedly, you are much more likely to become successful if you strive for moderation. Although exercising a lot and eating no junk food certainly does help, it isn’t as likely to be as successful as a balanced weight loss program.
So, if balance and moderation in all things is the key, how does one achieve it? In order to become both successful and balanced, you must make wise decisions. Before eating or drinking anything, question whether or not it will help you achieve your desired goal. In the example of eating a cookie, you could ask yourself "Will this cookie help me or hurt me in my quest to lose weight?" Chances are it will not help. But, it probably wont have catastrophic consequences for your weight loss program, either. By striving for moderation, you eliminate the detestable "rights or wrongs" that are so common in modern diets. At times, you may eat that cookie and enjoy every last bite of it. Whereas, other times, you will not eat it and move one step closer towards your weight loss dreams. Following such a balanced plan, you empower yourself to make the decisions as far as what you can and cannot eat. You need not rely on someone else to tell you what is good as what is bad. Your weight loss will become possible and much easier if you practice moderation in everything that has to do with weight loss.