Once you have incorporated your health plan in to your lifestyle, it becomes a natural thing.

To help you stick to your resolve, here are some helpful tips.

1. Inform everyone close to you about your health plan and solicit their cooperation.

2. Confine eating to only one place in the house.

3. Remember, you are doing this to help yourself and not to please other people.

4. Avoid rewarding yourself with food. You’re not a dog so why treat yourself like one? Food is fuel. PERIOD.

5. Do not serve other people food that you yourself will want to avoid eating.

6. Cut yourself some slack at least once a week. You don’t need to go all gung-ho about it, and you’ll save yourself a few injuries down the road.

7. It’s always a good idea to get other people to join you and make it an organized effort of some sort.

8. For special occasions and holidays, plan your menu ahead. This will give you ample time to think of great, healthy dishes without comprising on taste.

9. Develop the skill of politely saying no when needed.

10. Most importantly, do not forget to have fun along the way. It’s not as if you are punishing yourself by wanting a better body and better state of health.

These are simple yet highly effective tips that if implemented, will most definitely help you stay on track.

Having a good mindset will make it easier for you to adapt to the changes that may be required by your diet and exercise program. We’re going to talk in depth about the Mind Body Connection in upcoming articles.