We are all guilty of over-indulging on our summer holiday, and there is nothing wrong with having some time off the diet to relax and enjoy some tapas, cocktails and ice cream! But if you are now looking to get back on track with your diet after your summer holiday, this blog is here to help!
Below, we have put together our top tips on how to get back on track with your diet after your summer holiday, to make it easier for you to kickstart your Autumn diet!
Choose an Achievable Time Frame for your First Goal!
Getting back on track with your diet can be difficult, especially if you set yourself unrealistic, unachievable goals. We believe that the best way to kickstart your weight loss is to set yourself a short-term time period in which to work towards your goals. And by short, we recommend planning no more than three months (12 weeks) ahead!
Aiming for short term goals can help you to stay motivated and makes reaching your goals feel that much more achievable!
Set yourself smaller goals. Instead of thinking ‘I’ve got so many stones’ instead think ‘I’ll aim for 7 pounds’ and then another 7 and so on. – Margaret
For example, if you are hoping to lose six stone in six months from now, set your weight loss goal as seven pounds in two weeks. This goal feels much more achievable and, once you reach it, you will feel motivated to continue your weight loss journey on to the next level.
Our 2 and 4 week diet plans can be a great way to help to you stick to these time frames. If you are following Exante 800, simply replace 3 meals a day with a product from your Exante plan, plus 200 calories from high-protein, low carb food. For the next 2/4 weeks see what amazing weight loss results you can achieve! Click here to shop these new plans now.
Make Smart Swaps to Healthier Alternatives
It can be difficult to return back to healthy food after overindulging on all-inclusive paella, cocktails and ice lollies . That’s why our second tip to get you back on track with your diet is to make smart swaps to delicious healthy alternatives! It will be much easier to stick to a diet if you get to eat foods that you enjoy!
Did you know that making smart food swaps to more nutritious alternatives can help to avoid empty calories and support your weight loss goals? To help you make these swaps, we have put together this Exante Smart Food Swaps Guide!
Getting prepared for your weight loss comeback can be the best way to get back on track. If you have decided that, on the Monday or Wednesday after your summer holiday, you are going to start your diet, then it is best to plan ahead of time
Pick up your healthy food and snacks before the holiday – this will mean when you get to the first day of your diet, you can’t use the ‘I haven’t got anything healthy in, so I will start next week’ excuse! Stock up on your favourite Exante products here.
Choose a start day and stick to it – if you have followed tip one and have set yourself an achievable time frame, then you can easily work out your diet start date and have no excuse not to stick to it!
Fill Up on H2O
We know that you have all heard it before, but it really cannot be stressed enough how important drinking water is for weight loss, especially when on an Exante total meal replacement plan!
Often, drinking a large glass of water before meals can help you to feel fuller and more satisfied throughout the day. It is often the case that you are thirsty, rather than hungry, and drinking a pint of water can be great for curbing those cravings! On our Exante 800 Diet Plan, we advise increasing your intake to 2-4 litres a day!
If you want to find out more about how drinking more water can support your weight loss goals, head to our ‘Water for Weight Loss’ blog.
If you aren’t a lover of water, and struggle to reach your water target for the day, why not try an Exante Water Enhancer? With just 3 calories per squeeze, our water enhancers are great for giving your water some fruity flavour!
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