If you are like many people, you are trying hard to lose weight. Your life may, in part, revolve around what you can and cannot eat. You step on the scale every morning and feel like you are about to be handed a sentence to be happy or sad depending on what numbers come up. Sound familiar? If so, you are not alone. These are the sentiments of so many men and women.
Until you uncover the real reason you are not losing weight, you will not see results. Weight loss resistance is what we will call it, and most people who are struggling have a reason. What is yours? Here is how to find out...
1. Dig Deep.First, you have to dig deep and look at what is causing you to give up or fail your diet plan. Nine times out of ten, it is not the diet plan that is the problem. As long as you are using a sound method and not a quick fix diet; you should be able to see weight loss results.
So ask yourself, what is holding you back? Are you afraid to be thinner and having new expectations put on you? Are you dealing with emotional eating? Are you someone who cannot neglect your hunger or deal with the discomfort it causes?
Some of these reasons are legitimate. Hunger is a real motivator for most people to eat and for some people, it is decidedly difficult not to eat when the feeling strikes. If you want to lose weight successfully, you may need to learn how to deal with your hunger productively. Feeling hungry all the time should not be happening, but some hunger is expected when on a diet plan.
2. Focus On The Problem, Not A Cover Up Solution.Once you uncover what is holding you back, the next step is to focus on the problem. You want to avoid a cover-up solution which is often another diet and instead, stop and think about what it is preventing you from seeing success on any diet you try. Until you resolve that issue, it will not matter what diet you go on; you will likely still have problems.
When you figure out how to do that, then you can attempt another diet or weight loss program.
3. Expect Effort, Not Perfection. Last but not least, once you get to the stage of being able to follow another diet or weight loss plan, you want to focus on effort, not perfection. Effort is number one on your list when it comes to improving your performance. If you expect perfection from yourself, chances are you will fail. And then you will feel worse about yourself and will have you digging yourself into a deeper hole.
Instead, focus on giving maximum effort. Setbacks will happen, but it is how you pick yourself up after these setbacks take place.
What is your reason for not losing weight?