Are You Making These 4 Weight Loss Mistakes?

Are You Making These 4 Weight Loss Mistakes?

Do you ever wonder why weight loss comes easy for some people and others it seems so hard? Why do the pounds just fall off for one person and another keeps getting a harsh reality check on the scale?
In case you have tried one weight loss program after another without ever being successful for long, you are probably making some big diet mistakes.

The following 4 major diet mistakes are responsible for the hundreds or thousands of people going off plan and failing to achieve the weight loss that they deserve. Take the time to consider what effect they may be having on you:

Mistake 1 – Making weight loss goals that are not realistic.

If you have to lose over 100 pounds and want to lose it in 90 days you are shooting yourself in the foot to begin with. You must remember to make realistic goals that can be achieved.

What to do instead: Make achievable realistic goals? Make small goals before you make big ones help build up your confidence. Try to make a goal to lose a couple pounds a week before making a big goal like losing 100 pounds.

Mistake 2 - Expecting too much too soon.

A lot of people set themselves up for derailment and failure by expecting to see great changes in their weight in a short period of time. Realistic goal setting should be a central part of a weight loss regimen.  You should remember that you have not piled up that amount of weight overnight, so naturally, you won’t be losing it overnight either. Most experts would say that expecting to lose a pound or two per week is just right.

Mistake 3 - Giving up too soon.

Falling off the weight loss track happens to everyone. With the difficulty of the entire weight loss process, setbacks are nothing unusual.

But remember if you want to succeed with your plans to lose weight, you should get ready to meet failures and moments of weakness. Accept setbacks for what they are and find ways to overcome them and move forward.

Mistake 4 – Not eating enough calories. 

Not eating enough is not what you would call healthy way to lose weight. Your body requires a certain amount of nutrients. You are not getting enough of the required nutrients when you don't eat the correct amount of calories.

Bottom Line? Working to lose weight can be a challenge for many. Getting to and maintaining a healthy weight is a very realistic and achievable goal. Don't allow food to be a stumbling block, allow food to help you.

“Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw
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