Classification Of New Year’s Dieters Year after year, while everyone is focused on the holiday season, many people are also obsessed with New Years resolutions. The most commonly heard resolution, is the famous: lose weight, get in shape line that we have all heard, and many have said, in the past. In order to achieve this goal, one needs a more stable reason than a party hat and confetti for one night. Anyone that truly wants to change their diet and/or fitness level needs to be ready for a long, challenging lifetime of effort. In order to save everyone some time and disappointment, I have classified these Resolutioners into different categories that determine their success.Now, your job is to decide which category you fall under, as a result you can decide whether your goals are realistic and worth the effort. Consider your own capabilities and where they fall in the following categories: The one month/20 pounds die-hard dieter This is the most common among the New Years dieters.
This person will give too much effort in the beginning to continue this new lifestyle. They are willing to decrease their intake of food and increase their activity level; however, after the first month of compliments and fast losing goes by, they will gradually find their way back to the Hostess aisle at the local supermarket. This type of person need not waste their time effort and/or money on this resolution.After all, a New Years resolution is supposed to be a goal for at least one year; not just a month. The I am going to do it this year dieter This person is the type of person that repeats themselves every year, when its time to give their resolutions. They seem to ignore the fact, year after year, that nothing has changed in the fitness and nutrition world.
In order to change their appearance and gain a more healthy lifestyle, they will still be forced to get off the couch and put away the Lays potato chips. In the same respect as the previous category, this person might as well quit talking and keep chewing; because with this attitude, they are headed in the wrong direction down a one-way street.The I cant lose weight dieter This person can also be classified as the 50/50 dieter, because they have a 50% chance of success. Despite their many efforts and change in lifestyle, this person is immediately mislead and discouraged by the numbers that appear on the scales. After being mislead, this person usually gives up or falls into a depression that leads to binge eating. However, this person has some hope, because of their willingness to put forth an effort. The one factor that determines whether this person will succeed is whether or not they can overcome the setback.
My advice to this person is go ahead and spend the extra money to hire a personal trainer or join a fitness program.Not only can these two aspects help keep you motivated, but they can also monitor your progress. The I refuse to quit dieter This type of person is the one type of dieter that is guaranteed to gain the progress they intend to gain. Whether their plans are to lose ten pounds or one-hundred pounds, they will be successful. They may be the type of person that has made this resolution before; however, they are now to the point of being so fed up with their physical condition, nothing will stop them now.
The over do it dieter Their are not many people that will fall under this category; however, it is more common than most of us realize. These people are in this category, because they will take their resolution too far.Eventually these people will stop living their lives in order to make progress at an unhealthy pace. They will skip social events, work, and/or school in order to make a trip to the gym. This person will also attempt to live on fewer calories than the starving children in Ethiopia. Not only will they damage their bodies, but they will more than likely have to start over again; that is, if they actually live through this behavior. Now, there are always those who succeed in their New Years resolutions and completely change their lifestyles; however, I feel it is my duty to warn you that most do not.
The majority of those will find themselves headed in the direct opposite direction and gaining instead of losing. This need not scare you off, though. Now you have been warned, therefore you know what it takes to succeed in this goal. If you feel like you can handle the pressure, then all I can do is wish you luck. If not, then my advice is to continue living your life the way you have in years past. This may not be your healthiest choice, but why should you risk wasting time, money, and happiness? Health Care.