There is nothing more frustrating than following a weight loss plan, only to discover that your results aren’t as good as you were hoping they would be. Why is it so hard to lose weight? Here are a few reasons why many people fail with weight loss:
1. Lack of Nutrition
The strategy of counting calories or reducing portion sizes often results in constant feelings of hunger, because your body isn’t receiving sufficient amounts of nutrition. If you are lacking in nutrition, then the instinctive hunger response kicks in, which reduces your willpower and makes you want to eat more.
This reaction causes a domino effect, causing you to over-eat and sabotage your weight loss efforts. On the other hand, following a nutrient-focused weight loss plan means that your body will be satisfied, because you will be getting sufficient vitamins and minerals that are needed for optimal health.
2. Social Pressure
It’s just one donut! Family and friends might subconsciously feel uncomfortable about your weight loss success, and tease you about not participating in the meal that they are eating. Logically, people want to be supportive. But, subconsciously they feel uncomfortable about the fact that they are eating unhealthy food and you aren’t joining in.
Food is such a social part of our culture, making it hard to spend time with family and friends without breaking your diet. One of the best ways that you can overcome the social pressure is by talking with them about your goals, and asking for their support along the way.
3. Unrealistic Goals
It might sound like a great idea to lose 10 pounds in a week, but is that really possible? When it comes to weight loss, slow and steady wins the race. If you want to lose the weight and keep it off, then you should be focusing on a steady weight loss goal of just 2 or 3 pounds each week.
By recognizing these weight loss pitfalls, you can put together a plan to help you overcome the factors that make people fail. Another beneficial tool is to work with a weight loss coach, who can offer the support that you need in order to find success with your weight loss plan. Contact me today, to learn more about the options that are available: (951) 219-2304