The reasons so many people fail to lose weight

14
Apr

The reasons so many people fail to lose weight

Most people fail to lose weight for the same reasons.
We all struggle with cravings.  We all struggle with making time to meal prep and plan ahead.
We all think pizza tastes better than broccoli.  What priorities do you have?
BUT, the difference is in the choices we make.
Here’s the main reasons I come across when I’m talking with my clients before they start with our program.

1. Setting Unrealistic Goals
Many times when people begin to try and change the way they eat, they set their goals too high and try to do too much at once. When you try to achieve goals that are too high, such as trying to change your habits overnight, then chances are you’ll end up feeling overwhelmed and deprived.
Build healthy habits one at a time. Choose one thing you can commit to doing on a regular basis.  Once that becomes a habit, add another and continue building.

2. Fad Dieting
Fad diets don’t work in the long term.  Sure, you might be able to lose a bunch of weight quickly, but chances are, you won’t keep it off.  Deprivation diets are not sustainable in the long term.  The key is establishing a way of eating that is sustainable long term.  Learn how to eat the foods you love without sabotaging results.  Contact us to learn more about our 1-1 Nutrition Coaching Program if you want to learn more about how to do this.
Fad dieting can also slow your metabolism, cause you to lose muscle, increase your risk of heart attacks if done long-term, weaken your immunity system, and perpetuate an unhealthy relationship with food.

3. Lack of Support
Losing weight and sticking to your diet can be tough, especially when there is no one around you to cheer you on, congratulate you on your successes, and be there when times get tough. Building a support system and surrounding yourself with the right people can be the difference between success and failure. Where you find that support is up to you, whether it be your family, friends, or hiring a coach.

4. Not Staying Consistent
Losing weight takes time (at least the healthy and long term change form of weight loss). The reason crash dieting and weight loss pills are so popular is because we all want to see instant results. Weight loss isn’t instant, and it takes time, especially when you do it the right way and want to see lasting weight loss results.
Stay consistent, even when the scale isn’t moving as fast as you’d hope. Keep doing the little things daily and the results will come.
 
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