Tips for success
■ Set a start date.
This will give you a chance to mentally prepare, to gather support and to clean out your fridge and pantry of ‘trigger’ foods. Bag them up and give them to a neighbour. ■ Collaborate. Enlist your buddies. Start a private Facebook group to share recipes, offer encouragement on tough days and celebrate victories big and small. Said ‘No thanks,’ to the office birthday cake? Go you! Lost half a kilo? Awesome job! Feel like you might fall off the wagon? Phone a friend and put your walking shoes on instead! ■ Plan it, prep it.
Devote time to planning your week’s menu. Then go out and shop for the ingredients.