Have you ever tried following a diet plan?
I tried it recently and before starting the diet I always thought it would be an easy task but after following it for few weeks I realized how challenging it can be.
The thing is, when you are not following a diet you don’t really care what you are eating. Since you are allowed to eat everything you just gulp down whatever comes your way. Things are pretty easy and carefree.
But when you decide to follow a diet plan (mainly because of the added pounds and inches as a result of that carefree behavior), things become suddenly difficult. You now have a list of food items that you cannot eat, and a list of items that you have to eat over and over again.
So now every time you decide to grab a bite, it’s not as simple as picking up anything and putting it in your mouth. Now you have to make sure you are eating only what is allowed in your diet plan. That’s a bit of a challenge because what’s allowed is not always freely available and you have to make that extra effort to follow the rules. Trust me its not easy to do when you are having a busy day and eating whatever you come across is not an option. That’s when it gets very tempting to deviate. And that’s when your discipline and self control are really tested.
When you are dieting it’s you against the whole world because the whole world doesn’t know that you are dieting and neither do they care about it, rather they would make every effort for you to deviate from your plan. Oh come on one slice of cake won’t hurt, or Dude, you have been off sugar for a month, you can have this dessert now. You will get these comments every day but it is you and only you who have to be strong enough to stay focused and motivated and not get distracted by all the yummy cakes and candies and pizzas that you see other people eating.
So if you really want to see how disciplined you are try following a diet plan. Other than health benefits you will get to know a lot about yourself. You will learn how to control your temptations and stay motivated despite social pressure and mockery. Even if you are physically fit I suggest you try it just to see if you can do it.
Good luck with your diet. Let me know how it went.