We understand that sticking to a meal plan and following the program can be hard. However it is normal to have a bad day every once in a while, to fall off the wagon and so on, it is also completely ok.
Just remember that you can do this, and that the next day is a new day. Don't put yourself down for a day worth of slip ups, it's perfectly fine, everything in moderation, just treat the next day as a new start day and get back to the program.
We have some tips and advice to those losing motivation.
1. Firstly, remember the reason for joining the program, and ask yourself if you have achieved what you want to achieve/are at the point you want to be at? If not, use that to spark some motivation, you can do this.
2. Organisation is your friend. If you can dedicate some time during the week, maybe 2 hours on a weekend, to prepare some food and meals so that you have to do less during the week and at a time, then it will make everything easier and more convenient. It will make the diet seem like less of a mountain to climb.
3. Exercise can help. Doing exercise will release endorphins which make you feel happy and positive. By incorporating some more exercise into your routine you can be left feeling better for the week. There are so many benefits to eating well and exercising.
4. Keep temptations low. If you can limit the amount of discretionary or processed foods around you, e.g. only having your menu plan food in the cupboard, then this could help reduce the chances of eating bad foods and take away the choice. Prepare some snacks ahead of time that you can have in place when you have food cravings, and look at our free foods list for any ideas to snack on when hungry. E.g. some roasted cauliflower with a tiny bit of salt, or vegetables in general.
5. Book a session with one of our dietitians, they are great for helping to guide you through the program, answer any questions you have and provide some useful and professional advice to help you get back on track and get the most out of your program. This can be found in your account under "dietitian".
6. Make small goals. Settings small goals either daily or weekly can be a great help. The program itself can be daunting, so maybe start by setting small achievable goals, e.g. this week I will do 60 minutes of exercise, or this weekend I'm going to prepare my meals for the next 3 days, or I will dedicate 1 day to all things TWD (weighing in, preparing, food shopping, exercise). Breaking the plan down makes it a lot easier to manage.
Remember that you can do this! Rather than waiting for a new wagon to come along, just jump back on board! If you need anything along the way, please don't hesitate to contact us if you need anything.