The level of obesity is at an all time high at the moment especially in America. From statistics collected, the average weight loss experienced by those who were on a diet plan were a mere 5-8 pounds annually. To investigate the matter further, a small survey was carried out on the subject matter and these three came out as the top reasons as to why people fail to lose weight with diets:
1. Low motivation to continue with the diet
2. By skipping meals, they go hungry faster and pig out on the next meal
3. When having bad days, they pig out even more
Let's look at these weight loss dilemmas and deal with them one by one in order to help you lose weight better, faster and more efficiently.
Low motivation to continue with the diet
When on a diet, it is common to rule out our favorite foods and drinks. We then stick to healthy foods that we usually don't really like. With an arrangement like this, it is very easy to start feeling bored and sick of the same old boring food. Then they usually start asking, "Why am I torturing myself like this?" Most dieters can't answer this question properly! In a nutshell, their intentions to lose weight is not clear and they don't have enough motivation to continue with their weight loss journey.
One of the best ways to deal with this problem is to use the "Cheating Method".
You need to have an objective which is bigger than weight loss, something very personal to you. Once you find that objective, you need to set up a scenario where you can only get there through losing weight successfully. When you plan out your weight loss like that, your motivation is no longer to lose weight but to achieve that bigger goal, losing weight is just a tool to get there. This is why it's called "The Cheating Method"
By skipping meals, they go hungry faster and pig out on the next meal
People on a weight loss diet usually eat less or skip meals. This is where they're wrong. By doing that, they will eventually feel a lot more hungrier faster and then they eat more in the next meal. This will definitely unbalance their food intake and screw up their weight loss diet.
In order to lose weight, you need to burn calories. Exercising is by far the best way to go about it but if you don't exercise regularly, you need to pay extra attention on the food you eat and how often you eat them. With the right strategy, your body will receive the right nutrients to help you lose weight by increasing your metabolism.
Eat 6 small to medium meals a day. Choose high-protein food like meat and eat a lot of vegetables. When you have 6 meals a day in small and medium portions, you will no longer suffer hunger prangs and thus, there will not be a need to pig out on the next meal you get. Also, by continuously feeding the right nutrients to your body, it will need to "work harder" in order to process all the food you consume. This creates a scenario where your body is constantly working thus you're burning small amounts of calories even if you're not doing much.
When having bad days, they pig out even more
Overweight people tend to have one thing in common, they pig out when they're in a bad mood. Eating somehow makes them feel a little better. This is a common phenomenon and it is a very common problem with people who are overweight. However, if they have a clear objective in their mind as discussed above, they would know better that they should not risk failing their ultimate goal just to make themselves feel better through a heavy meal.
Instead, find new ways to entertain yourself where eating is not involved. With practice, you can solve this dilemma in no time.
So, there you go, top three reasons on why you're not getting any effective weight loss from dieting and how you should go about dealing with them. Go on, take these free tips and get on with your weight loss. I wish you great weight loss success.