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  1. 5 Ways to Ensure Your Weight Loss Journey Won’t Be a Wash


    You know eating a healthier diet is vital to losing weight. You know that it means you’ll have to make some real changes, and you’re ready.

    So maybe you start your online research and comb through the thousands of websites covering that topic. You see all sorts of things that you hope might work: the Keto Diet, the Mediterranean Diet, a Low-Calorie Diet, you name it.

    That’s all well and good, and you may very likely find some success with any number of the diets out there. But here’s the thing: Losing weight isn’t about trying the latest and greatest thing. It’s finding what works for you and setting yourself up for success by ensuring your weight loss journey won’t be a wash. Here are five ways to do just that!

    1) Do a bit of soul-searching and make sure you are 100% committed to it before you take the first step.

    Losing weight takes time, patience, persistence, and consistency. There’s no point in starting if you aren’t certain you’re ready to do it, mean it and stick by it. Search your heart and mind before you start your journey to ensure you’re going to keep going no matter how challenging it gets.

    2) Set realistic, tangible goals from the start.

    Setting small, measurable goals and milestones that you can mark off along the way is critical to getting to the end. For example, if you want to lose 50 pounds, set a small goal of losing 10 pounds within two months first. When you reach that small goal, celebrate! Then, set the next one. Remember, each little success brings you one step closer to the championship. Keep your eyes on the prize.

    3) Build a support system that can celebrate along with you.

    Your friends, family and loved ones can (and should!) be your greatest allies. Tell them all about your plan from the start. Then, share your successes with them every step of the way. Having a support system to celebrate along with you is an excellent way to build positive reinforcement and keep you going strong!

    4) Choose a diet that doesn’t completely forbid the foods you love.

    Totally restricting yourself from eating anything you enjoy is a recipe for failure. For example, if you absolutely love bread, perhaps the Keto Diet isn’t for you. If you’re a big fan of meat, a diet that’s mostly focused on vegetarianism probably isn’t going to go so well. Instead, choose a diet that incorporates smaller amounts or healthier versions of what you enjoy most.

    5) Consider a healthy eating plan that takes the thinking out of it!

    Whether you want to try keto, low-calorie portion control, or vegetarianism, you can make things easy on yourself by opting for a meal service that delivers your meals right to your door. We offer meal plans for the most popular diets out there. Epicurious rated our food No. 1 for taste compared to major competitors, ensuring you’ll love everything you eat. Plus, our five-week menu rotation keeps things interesting and fresh so you don’t get bored. Check out our menus and get started today!

    What are some ways you set yourself up for success? Share your own tips in the comments below!



    Author: Caitlin H
    Diet-to-Go Community Manager

    Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.


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