Is anyone sabotaging your diet?
Congratulations for choosing to lose weight with Slim & Save. Our team of experts is here to help and support you on your weight-loss journey. As well as Slim & Save, it’s great to have the support of family and friends along the way. Sometimes, however, you may experience people around you who seem to go out of their way to try to make you fail.
If you have ever come across a ‘diet saboteur’ then this feature gives you some really useful tips on how to deal with those who seem desperate to see you slip up.
Let’s look at the different types of diet saboteur:
Whether this is your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend, your partner should be there to support you – always! Sometimes partners act in the opposite way and may even go out of their way to try to make you fail. This is possibly because they do not want you to become more attractive and thus more desirable to other people (who could become rivals for your affections). The way to deal with a controlling partner is to explain that losing weight will make you feel better about yourself and being happier and more positive will, in turn, benefit your relationship with them. If it’s the term ‘meal replacement diet’ or ‘VLCD’ that concerns them, then reassure your loved one by explaining that VLCDs have been used safely for decades by hundreds of thousands of people who have lost weight steadily and efficiently. You could also guide them to the Slim & Save website and let them take a look at the numerous success stories of people, just like you, who have lost weight on our VLCD programmes.
If you don’t see your friends too regularly then they may be surprised how you physically change as you lose weight. During your weight-loss journey you may have a few weeks gap between seeing your friends. So, for example, you might have last seen them when you were a size 18 and next time you see then you are a size 14. This can be a surprise for them and whilst most friends will praise your achievement some might find it threatening as it uncovers their own lack of self-esteem. Reiterate to them that your body may have changed but your friendship remains the same and that you value their ongoing support. Tell them how easy it is to lose weight with Slim & Save and if they want to, you can help them start a weight-loss journey too.
We all have one in our office – a little Princess who has the perfect figure and never needs to worry about what she eats. She might seem all sweetness and light but if she feels insecure she may try and trip you up. To stop you stealing her limelight she could start bringing you in cakes and sweets or putting extra sugar in your coffee etc. etc. If you think she is scheming against you then it’s best to confront her. Tell her firmly that you are on a diet and cannot be tempted as you are really happy with Slim & Save. Suggest that instead of spending money on cakes and treats for you that she donates the money to charity!
Those of you who have children will know how demanding life as a parent can be. Having to prepare kids’ favourites such as fish-fingers and chips or sausage and mash can be hard going. Kids love crisps and chocolate and keeping a supply of treats in the house for them can also be very tempting. If your kids demand your time and attention then don’t turn to comfort food or be tempted to finish off their mealtime remains. Instead, either scrape their plates directly into the bin or freeze suitable leftovers IMMEDIATELY. If they demand snacks then insist that they alternate chocolate with healthy snacks like fruit.
Some people love to tell a scare story. Think of how many ‘urban myths’ exist today because of gossip intended to instil fear. If you know somebody who insists that they know better then take time to tell them the facts about VLCDs:
Why Slim & Save Works
Slim & Save experts understand that weight-loss needs to be safe. Quite simply, weight-loss occurs when you reduce the amount of calories that you consume. Fewer calories = more fat burned to make energy = weight-loss (that’s why Very Low Calorie Diets ‘VLCDs’ are so effective). If you follow the Slim & Save weight-loss programme as directed then you will lose weight quickly and safely.
In summary, keep positive and your positivity will definitely beat the bullies.