As individuals, we begin diets for a number of reasons, the predominant one being weight loss. Others might choose to go on a diet to be healthier, improve their skin, or supplement their muscle gains. Most people who start on diets find it incredibly difficult to keep up with them. It could be your unhealthy relationship with food that causes you to let go of a diet or social situations where you feel compelled to stray away from the strict regime you have been on.
Here are some of the most common reasons why it’s difficult to stick to a diet:
Diets focus on what you can’t have
It’s human nature to want something we can’t have. With the majority of diets, people are too busy focusing on the food they can’t have over the food they can have. This creates a negative mindset and the person ends up feeling restricted and stifled, increasing the chances of you giving up on a diet.
Having an unhealthy relationship with food increases the chances of emotional eating. Let’s say you’ve been on a diet for a week or ten days now and you’re really beginning to feel demotivated or something occurs that makes you want instant comfort, you turn to food. Such is emotional eating. This is a slippery slope that can drive you away from your weight loss goals.
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Not seeing the results you want
Weight loss isn’t an overnight achievement. It takes discipline and determination to achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself. Being impatient about weight loss will only increase your chances of cheating on the diet you’ve been following. It takes a while for your body to adapt to the new diet and we all lose weight at a different pace. Don’t compare your weight loss journey to someone else’s, particularly if you aren’t losing weight fast enough.
Your goal is too ambitious
Weight loss is a marathon and not a sprint. It requires consistent effort to reach and maintain your goals. If your weight loss goal is ambitious, it can be difficult to achieve. You feel demotivated and that can make you want to quit. Instead, have smaller weight loss milestones that are easier to achieve.
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