Some of us have experienced going from one weight loss program to another with temporary results. You can join the best program there is with the right intentions, however, it won’t work if your mindset is wrong.
The following top 3 mistakes are responsible for hundreds of people going off their eating plan and failing to achieve or maintain their weight goals. Take the time to consider what effect this may be having on you.
1. All or Nothing:
No individual is perfect. We have all heard that statement countless times, but still we find it hard to apply this to ourselves and our diets. We think that we have to stick to our diet plan 100% of the time or there’s no point following it at all. This is definitely not a good approach.
This mindset puts a huge pressure on us. We have a fear of failure if we go off course in our eating plan. We are likely to think that it is not achievable and abandon it entirely. In short, perfection-related diet mistakes mean that we will use the smallest slip-up as an excuse to say that a particular program does not work.
This problem is worse for people who are on restricted plans where treats are considered a taboo. Inevitably, we all have a life to live. Instead of planning on how to cope with the challenges of a party or a wedding, they try to eat nothing all day and then eventually give in to the temptation, abandoning the diet completely.
“Endless Weightloss” is a free eBook which details about how mental and physical setbacks can hinder our weight goals. I share with readers how to counteract them to not only to reach your goals, but sticking with them throughout your lifetime.
2. Patch it Up!
Many people see their weight loss plan as a short term goal and then quit their program as soon as they have reached their target weight. We call this the “patch-up” mindset of dieting which ranks 2nd among our biggest diet mistakes.
People who see dieting as temporary fix will often pick very restricted eating plans or even go on a crash diet. Afterward, they go back to their regular eating habits. With this approach, all of the weight will come back on, guaranteed.
An eating program that gives you flexibility is a much better choice unless you only have a few pounds to lose. You need a plan that you can easily follow.
In addition, you need a program which will eventually become permanent. That way it will enable you to maintain your goal weight, long after you achieve it.
3. The Wrong Goals
Some of us are setting the wrong goals in our eating plan. In anything that you do, your goals should be clear. Start out in small steps and make it achievable. Have an idea of what weight or clothes size you desire and set smaller goals along the way. Reward yourself for the goals that you’ve achieved. We share 6 different ways to do this which are listed in our eBook. Nothing on this list involves food. You can download, “Endless Weightloss” eBook by clicking here.