This post is all about losing the fat, but keeping the fun.
One issue with dieting is that it’s perceived to be no fun – this can be a major issue for someone who wants to go on a diet but is worried they’re signing their life away to the diet devil. Now I’m not blowing my own trumpet here, but my friends consider me to be really, really fun… diet or no diet. Here are BJOD’s top tips on how to lost the fat, but keep the fun:
1) Treat yourself! #YOLO
Thin people don’t live a life of bullshit health bars and dressing-free salads – neither should you. If you restrict yourself too much on a diet, you’ll end up binging behind the closet. Trust me… I know plenty about being in the closet (GAY JOKE – LOL). In all seriousness though, you may end up with what doctors refer to as a ‘fuck it’ mentality. Life is there to be enjoyed… eat healthily on most days and relax a little on the weekends. I’ve lost 12 pounds in my first month of dieting and I still had froyo on the weekends. Hell, I’m having popcorn tonight at the cinema. (P.S. ignore the judgmental looks from your friends if you have a treat – they’re just jealous of your new super-hot physique)
2) Get a ‘fat-man’ lobotomy
This one is a tricky one guys, as it involves a complete overhaul of your mentality… kinda like Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest (but without the lobotomy… I hope). If someone asks you “do you want to go to the cinema?”, don’t immediately think about how you won’t be able to have popcorn – don’t base all your decisions around food.
I’ve been fat and I’ve been thin – the change of mentality between the two phases is ridiculous. When you’re fat all you can think about is food – you base all your decisions around it… this is not healthy thinking. Instead, go out and don’t have the food! Pick up some chicken or fruit on the way and make sure you don’t go to the cinema hungry. Similarly, have a bowl of soup before you go out for dinner with friends.
3) The short-term ‘fun’ you have whilst eating food is far outweighed by the long-term guilt and unhappiness you have with your weight
This one is so important I feel. Pigging out on food at the cinema might be fun whilst you do it, but I guarantee you’ll go home unhappy with yourself. Save yourself the guilt and have fruit
4) A diet is for life, not for (after) Christmas
Get it in your head that you’re not going on some stupid crash diet for a month… dieting is all about long-term healthy eating WITH treats along the way. If you live a restricted ‘diet’ life your whole life, you’ve signed your life away to the diet devil. Chances are you’ll binge anyway and waste all the boring times
5) Your friends will start to get pissed off with you – my favourite phrase here at BJOD is definitely “you don’t win friends with salad!”
Much love, BJOD x