It’s Saturday, the first of January and the start of a New Year.
I bet top of the list of most people’s resolutions is to lose weight.
Having battled with weight issues most of my adult life, finally finding something that worked for me in 2016 was a godsend.
Over the preceding decades, I’d tried a variety of diet plans, most with minimal success and a return of those unwanted pounds plus a few more within a matter of weeks after coming off said plan.
I am not, nor do I claim to be, a professional dietician or nutritionist. Anyone who wants or needs to lose serious weight should consult a medical professional or GP. This is not a diet programme.
I have no idea if this will become a series or not, though I hope it will to give some encouragement to those who are trying to lose weight but become disheartened. Believe me, I know how you feel, from the lack of support from friends or family to those who find it funny to eat or dangle chocolate, cake or biscuits in front of you.
The idea of Saturday Swapit is to swap ideas of success or share failures, give tips on what worked for you and what didn’t, recipes, food ideas when things get so damn boring, that kind of thing. You don’t even have to mention your weight, any weight losses or gains either unless you want to.
Posting on a Saturday, we can bitch together about the pitfalls, if any, of our week, be excited about any positive things like losses and start the weekend off on a note of enthusiasm. Anyone game?
If you want to join in, pingback to this post and leave a link to yours in the comments.
Let readers know what diet plan you intend to follow, if it’s new to you or a trusted favourite, then next week we can all compare notes and see how we’ve done.
To start, here are five tips that might help…………..
Use smaller plates for your meals.
If you are supposed to weigh/measure things, do so, don’t guess.
Keep a food diary.
Don’t shop when you’re hungry.
Don’t feel guilty if you have a ‘bad day’.