Have you tried several diets and failed?
Almost every person who comes to see me has tried diet over diet. They lost some weight and usually gained more. And to be honest, this is not surprising.
There is still no such thing as a perfect diet plan. We all are different and that’s why most diets don’t work for everybody. This also applies to exercise. Some workout regime or plan may work for others but won’t do much for you.
Although with that said, there is a set of principles to determine what diet is right for you.
What do we need to lose weight?
Every individual has their own reasons for losing weight. But, it is not really easy to get rid of those extra pounds. For some, it is a necessity and some have health reasons.
Here are common reasons why people go on a diet:
- Quick fix
- Health issues
- Lifestyle change
- Emotional well-being
- Confidence boost
What makes losing weight hard?
Many overweight people have a metabolic problem. This health issue makes them go hungry more often. This metabolic problem will not only stop you from losing weight, but it may also lead to serious health problems.
This issue can definitely be addressed and solved. You may want to check with experts on how you can work on your metabolic issues as it will help shrink your appetite.
One of the main reasons why so many people struggle to lose weight is not because they are lazy or gluttonous. There are people who have become resistant to insulin and with it, losing weight. Insulin controls your blood sugar levels and controls fat storage.
When you eat healthy meals, particularly one that is sugary carbs, your insulin level goes up. So, if you are insulin resistant your muscles will find it hard to absorb these calories. So, these calories go to your fat cells instead.
The issue is, your body will always crave energy and fuel and these factors will make you feel hungry again. And if you are insulin resistant, most of the calories will get diverted to your fat cells. And this means that you are just gaining weight instead of your body using the calories for fuel.
There are lots of myths, beliefs and so-called newfound solutions out there in the market that are supposed to help. But again, losing weight is different for each individual. There are different factors why it is hard to get rid of that extra weight. And these factors depend on your body, mindset, and power.
Losing weight and its process requires commitment and determination. You may have to push yourself further than you usually go.
Here are some checklist you can use to measure your weight lose capability:
- No willpower
- Hectic lifestyle
- Too many restrictions
- Not sticking to your diet
- No support system
- Unreasonable goal
- Too much, too fast
- Limiting beliefs
- Fear of failure or success (this is a biggie)
- Emotional root causes such as trauma
- Hormonal imbalances
- Digestive issues
- Food intolerance
- Emotional eating
Did you find yourself in some of the items listed above? If so, it’s about time to focus and get your eye on the price.
The first thing you should remember is that having one or two items in the hindrance list should not get you down. This does not mean you are bound to keep the extra weight forever. Always bear in mind that obstacles are there to make your success more fruitful!
It is okay when a diet fails or a plan did not work. As mentioned, losing weight is different for each individual. What works for one may not work for the other, which means that failure will be somehow inevitable. Failing once does not mean losing weight will be impossible for you.
So, if you think it is still hard, you may consult with a nutrition coach on how you can overcome the challenges.
In the meantime, try out one of the following approaches:
- Gather all your motivation
- Build your support group
- Create a realistic goal
- Keep anything unhealthy out of reach
- Do not restrain yourself
- Make diet fun!
- Find time to exercise
- Practice mindful eating
- Be mindful of your body
- Always try to start your day right
- Take your time
- Address root causes
- Take note and analyze what’s best for you
The road to a fit and healthy body is not an easy one to take. There will be obstructions and distractions along the way. And the road to its success comes with some inevitable failures. This is a part of the process and something that someone has to be emotionally and mentally be prepared for.
You will have a hard and low time, you will struggle and might sometimes find yourself lost. This is not something new. Instead, it is something that everyone who tries to lose and have lost weight has gone through. There is no secret recipe for losing weight.
Just choose to have the right attitude, mentality and do not allow your emotions to get the best of you. This will help you become resilient and continue, no matter how many times you fall. You will get better with time.
Overall, it is always good to have a positive outlook. It is always your winning recipe it whatever you try to do. Fight the challenges with all your power and don’t forget to enjoy the ride and the rewards!
Do you think you have tried everything and still get no result? If you are struggling to get rid of those pounds, apply for a Forever perfect weight consultation for FREE. Get a personalized action plan on how to lose and keep the weight off.
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