7 Ways To Make Sure Your New Year’s Diet Won’t Become A Cliche

Now is around the perfect time to be thinking about what the new year might have in store for you. You may already be thinking about all of the things that you want to do, accomplish, and enjoy. And while some of them are definitely going to be more personal to you and your current situation in life, you’re definitely going to find that you’re tempted by some more generic ideas, like staying fit and healthy. And that’s such an amazing commitment to make to yourself. However, you may be worried that you’re going to become a bit of a cliche – because doesn’t everyone want to diet for the new year?

Well, they might, but not all of them last. And that’s what usually becomes the biggest cliche. Many people start out with a new mindset and a fresh perspective in January, but they then forget all about it come February. And this is what you’re going to want to avoid. If you love the idea of becoming your healthiest self, then the period right after a heavy holiday period is always the perfect time to do it. But, to ensure that you can create a healthier lifestyle that you’ll stick to, here are some tips to keep it up and avoid becoming a cliche.

7 Ways To Make Sure Your New Year’s Diet Won’t Become A Cliche

Don’t Go Cold Turkey

When it comes to new year diets, it’s so tempting to go cold turkey. After all, you have just stuffed yourself with it! But, this is never the right approach to take with your diet. This applies at any time of the year, but it always seems so much harder after Christmas. If you really want to ensure that your diet isn’t going to be a cliche, then you want to stick with it, right? And if you make it too hard for yourself, that’s not going to happen. So start off slow and ease yourself in – rather than opting for juices, salads, and water alone!

Do Some Research

To get yourself off on the right foot, you’re going to benefit from doing some research on the kind of diet to try. Sometimes, you’ll see that a friend or family member you know is doing a certain diet, and you can then think it should be the one you do too, but this isn’t a good idea. Because what’s right for them might not be right for you.

7 Ways To Make Sure Your New Year’s Diet Won’t Become A Cliche

Personalize Your Plan

After a big of reading, you should be able to find a kind of diet plan to follow that you will for you. But, it’s going to be important that you can personalize it too. With something that you can customize, such as shake that weight diet shakes, it will always work better for your goals and lifestyle. So find something that will take into consideration what you want to achieve.

Focus On Nourishment 

When a lot of people think about dieting, they believe they have to cut back or cut things out. But this isn’t always the right attitude. Instead, you should be focusing on adding in nourishing foods that are going to fuel your body, keep your full, and help you to get healthy.

Approach It Holistically

And don’t just think of this as a diet. While technically it is, you’re going to benefit more if you see the changes as a healthy lifestyle change, rather than a diet. The world diet in itself can lead your mind to feel as if you’re being restricted, when really, you want to be healthier. So incorporate healthier sleep patterns, exercise, and relaxation into your lifestyle to really reap the benefits.

7 Ways To Make Sure Your New Year’s Diet Won’t Become A Cliche

Find A Great Balance

This is the main reason why you’re going to want to find a balance with your approach too. Because trying to be healthier isn’t all about eating clean all of the time. It’s just not realistic! If you want this to last and not just be a fad for January, you’re going to want to balance things out. Allow yourself to eat the things you want, within reason – and schedule them in so that you can eat healthier to balance it out.

Work Out How You Will Track Your Progress

And because you do want this to work, you’re going to need to work out how you will track your progress. For this to last, you have to hold yourself accountable. There are many ways that you can measure your progress, so figure out which will be easiest and most comfortable for you, so that you can start as soon as the new year hits.

Are you guys like me and swear you’re going to lose weight every single new year?
How do you stick to your diet? Let me know in the comments below.
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13 Comments

  1. 11/12/2017 / 4:36 pm

    I started doing slimming world a few weeks ago in the hope I can vaguely stick to it over Christmas and not need to crash diet after the holidays x
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  2. 11/12/2017 / 5:40 pm

    I am happy to see that you tied up your list with suggesting people actually measure their progress. That’s vital! For me, though, I am more likely to binge if I don’t just go “cold turkey.” I’m an all-or-nothing kind of person.
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  3. Dawn Nieves
    12/12/2017 / 2:24 am

    These are great tips. I always start the year off with great intentions then quickly fall off. This year I’m going to put more effort and try some of these.

  4. 12/12/2017 / 6:42 am

    This is much needed advice and so helpful. I find it hard to find motivation when I’m trying to stick to diets and a workout routine. Finding something that works specifically for me and not trying to follow what others are doing has been a challenge. Luckily, there are so many awesome resources available.
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  5. 12/12/2017 / 11:59 am

    I’m trying to lose some weight at the moment and the thing that’s helping me most is exercise, I find it hard to get out the door but it’s worth the effort!

  6. Lynne Harper
    12/12/2017 / 12:07 pm

    I’m jumping on this after Xmas as I desperately need to sort my weight out but fall at the first hurdle. Some great tips to keep me going so thank you

  7. Thena Franssen
    12/12/2017 / 12:31 pm

    Heck yeah, great post! Being healthy is a year round thing, not just a jump start to the new year!

  8. Hannah
    12/12/2017 / 1:51 pm

    So many great tips, I need to take these on board this year x

  9. 12/12/2017 / 9:35 pm

    I love this post and often try and follow similar advice. It’s no good throwing yourself in head first and over doing it – easing yourself into a new diet or fitness lifestyle slowly and with time will make it more likely to become a lifestyle change rather than a New Years fad x

  10. 14/12/2017 / 6:56 pm

    This is going to be helpful come January! I am always part of the new year cliche!

  11. 16/12/2017 / 1:40 pm

    This is really a great idea but i think i would love to cheat on Christmas and new years day. 🙂

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