With the size 0 images and stick-thin models gracing billboards and covers of magazines in the United States, it should come as no surprise that many people become diet extremists — even if their original goal started with healthy habits.
Not only is sticking to a realistic diet plan a good way to keep a healthy body image, it can also improve self-esteem and keep you from feeling let down when you have an"off" day. To start, make sure to think of weight loss as a lifestyle change, not a diet. According to the American Psychological Association, when you think positively about your new lifestyle, you are much more likely to stick to it. You can do this by sticking to realistic goals rather than extreme ones.
Make sure to start out your journey into weight loss on the right track. Setting realistic goals is the fastest way to get there.