Those who undergo weight loss regimes and diets are usually bugged by a series of events that de-motivate them as well as cause them to lose concentration in their weight loss efforts. Let us look at some of the top reasons of why people fail at weight loss diets.
1. The foremost pitfall for those who are undergoing weight loss diets is emotional eating and cravings. Those who fact this problem should either get professional help to overcome it, or seek healthier alternatives to supplement for the food that they crave for.
2. Following a diet that is extreme and too strict - people fail at diets that are too extreme, for example if you only depend on one type of food or you eliminate an entire group of food. Those who practise this would realize that it is impossible to stick to such a diet for more than 2 or 3 days at most. Always maintain a well-balanced diet, even for weight loss purposes.
3. Eliminating more calories than you should be - the key to weight loss is when you consume less calories and more calories go out. But if you consume too little calories, your body's metabolism level goes into starvation mode, and you will fail at your weight loss efforts
4. Doing it alone - everyone needs someone to talk and discuss about dieting habits and practices, thus ensure that you are not alone when you undergo weight loss diets and have someone to share your problems and dilemmas with
5. Not having a food diary - without a food diary, you lose account of what you have consumed and what you have not. This would leave you at a loss, and this would be disastrous. Always keep a food diary with you to ensure that you have a record of your food consumption as well as the amount of weight that you have lost over the duration of the diet
6. Skipping breakfast - Skipping the most important meal of the day is not going to help you lose weight, instead would leave you fatigued and tired. You need your breakfast to get your body going, and avoid unwanted situations such as subsequent overeating.
7. Unrealistic goals - Many fall into this trap of setting goals that cannot be met. As a result, you end up de-motivated, and your diet falls to pieces. Always ensure that your targets are within reach, and work diligently to reach for those targets.
There you have it, some of the common failures and mistakes that are committed by those who are dieting today. Now that you know them well enough, take heed not to repeat the same mistakes!