Hi guys! In today’s post I want to share 3 pieces of advice with you based on my personal banting experience. So if you are a beginner and you are trying to lose weight with banting, this is for you.
So, I discovered banting about 4 years ago and since then I have tried it a number of times and managed to learn a few things along the way.
My first piece of advice would be to plan. As the saying goes, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail and this is very evident with banting. Always make sure that you plan and prepare your meals ahead of time.
Personally, I have never been good with planning ahead, but in this instance I make sure that I atleast know what my next 2 meals will be. So if I am having supper, I will know exactly what I am eating for breakfast and lunch, if I am having breakfast, I will know what I am eating for lunch and supper and so on. If you are not prepared and the hunger monster comes along, it’s highly likely that you will go off track and then end up slowing down your progress. This can simply be avoided, by planning.
My second piece of advice would be to avoid perfectionism. Trying to be perfect can be very crippling. You end up overthinking everything and it all just becomes so draining and so complicated that you just give up. Download the banting food lists, you can simply google it. Then print it and stick it up on the refrigerator. In this way, it will be very easy to see what you can and cannot eat and if you do make a mistake, it’s not the end of the world.
My third piece of advice would be to review. It’s highly likely that you won’t get everything right when you are just starting out and that’s okay, but what you want to do in order to make progress, is to identify where you have gone wrong and how you can avoid it moving forward.
A lot of people give up due to minor pitfalls and personally, I feel that banting is a lifestyle change. You’ve been eating a certain way your entire life and it is going to take some time to adjust. So don’t be too hard on yourself and just ensure that you are continuously making progress.
Anyway guys, I hope that you found this helpful. Wishing you all the best on your weight loss journey!