We are all trying to lose weight quickly but most of us struggle to drop pounds. Don’t waste your time with a fast weight loss diet unless you are sure you are doing it the right way. Here are five reasons you may be struggling to lose weight now.
- Your Diet Is Unsustainable
Too many of us want to lose weight fast and try diets that are unrealistic over the long term. If you want to make your weight loss journey a success you can’t start by setting yourself up for failure. Do you really think you can sustain a low carb diet for more than a week or two? I know I couldn’t. Try a more moderate diet that is easier to follow and you will find it is a much better solution for easy weight loss.
- You Are Lacking In Motivation
Many of us give up on our diets because we just can’t keep ourselves going. Some of us are internally motivated and can keep focused but the majority of us need a little extra, a little extra push to keep us going. Try finding a weight loss support buddy that can keep you motivated, and support each other when you are feeling weak. There really isn’t any weight loss secret, it’s just a matter of doing it.
- You Aren’t Following Your Diet Correctly
Many diets, especially fad diets, need to be done in a specific way in order to achieve maximum results. Be sure to set your diet meal plans up properly, understand what foods you can and can’t eat, and don’t guess. A few years ago I spent two weeks on the Atkins Diet but was eating carrots the whole time. If I had known that carrots were not a low carb food, I wouldn’t have wasted two weeks and had a more effective weight loss.
- You Aren’t Giving Maximum Effort
Most of us need to lose weight, and a lot of us complain about not being able to lose weight quickly but are we really putting in the effort we need to accomplish our weight loss goal? Get up off the couch, go for a walk, play your favorite sports, play with the dog, do anything to be more active and you will be surprised how easy it is to lose pounds.
- You Cheat “Just A Little”
Whether it’s someone’s birthday at our workplace, or a get together with friends, or a night out with your significant other, diets are hard to follow. Do your best to stick with your diet though because every little bit counts. “Just a cookie” here or, “a little taste” here really adds up quickly. You want to always be conscious of your caloric intake and make adjustments the rest of the day. You would be surprised how little adjustments will help you burn the fat!