Even though there is so much information available about weight loss, the same Diet
Mistakes are frequently being made repeatedly. This is not referring to slipping up and eating something that isn’t included in your diet plan – it’s more about Mistakes that can lead to you not losing the weight you want to.
1. The All Or Nothing Attitude
These are the dieters that choose diets that are ridiculously complicated and restrictive. They are almost impossible for anyone to stick with. But to ensure their own success these dieters clean out their kitchen to remove anything that doesn’t fit the plan. These people are very serious and they intend to succeed. And they do stick with the plan for awhile. But a time comes when something happens and they mess up. In their eyes the diet plan is ruined. The diet is over.
Clearly, any weight that was lost will return. So this type of plan is definitely not the way to go. You need a plan that fits you without being restrictive or demanding.
2. The Attitude of Sacrifice
Other dieters view the time of dieting as a true time of giving up, surrendering and sacrificing it all in the name of losing weight. These dieters are extremely hard on themselves – they deprive themselves of their favorite foods totally. The problem with such a plan is this. When you reach your goal and the ‘diet’ is over how will you conduct yourself? Your plan has not taught you anything except deprivation.
A better diet is one that teaches you that you can eat all foods as long as you eat them in moderation.
3. Goal Failure
Do you set ‘scale goals’? If you do you have probably failed at your diet plans, right? The better way to set goals is to be realistic. For instance, you might want to set a goal of losing 2 pounds per week for the first 4 or 5 weeks and then 1 pound per week. The reality is that some weeks you will lose more than 2 pounds and other weeks you won’t lose any – that is normal. Many people find it is better and more rewarding to measure their success by the way a favorite pair of jeans fit than by what the scales say.
You should not worry or stress if you have been making these Mistakes. Instead, learn from this and begin dieting the healthy way. All you need to do is eat small meals frequently. Make healthy choices. Commit to eating healthy foods and getting some regular exercise. Your overall lifestyle will become healthier and so will you.