You’re smart and well informed about lots of things in life, so why is it so tough for you to stay fit and healthy?
You may have lots of excuses, and no doubt you have a heap of challenges facing you, but don’t let these excuses be your reason for not achieving your health goals.
We certainly have unlimited access to cheap fast food, snack foods, and soft drinks, and we seem to have less time than ever before to prepare healthy meals.
But, when you become more mindful of the everyday obstacles that can lead to weight gain, this can help you to avoid and overcome these obstacles in the future.
1. You Say, “I’ll Start Tomorrow”
Many dieters repeat this line over and over again, and especially at weekend’s, when Monday seems like a great day to start once again.
But let’s face it, Monday is a big enough pain without adding to it.
Remember, you’ll be exactly the same person you are right now, tomorrow, Monday, or January 1st, so why not get the part you’ve been dreading over with now, and start immediately.
You may just find it wasn’t as difficult as you imagined.
Start by making a resolve to be more healthy right from this second, and go get a big glass of water to drink right away. Yes, even if it’s 9:30 on a Thursday evening… start IMMEDIATELY!
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2. Your Mentality Is “All or Nothing”
Trying to attain a perfect diet is crippling. You know this, but I’ll say it again, perfectionism isn’t possible in anything, or anyone. So, stop using that as a way to avoid doing what you know you need to do.
Rather than stopping and restarting your diet each time something doesn’t go to plan, get back on track immediately, keep going, and don’t allow yourself to be racked with guilt.
There is no such thing as a “perfect” diet day, so just do the best you can, and get on with your life.
3. You’re Extremely Impatient
Unless you’re losing 5 pounds per week, you deem your efforts a complete waste of time, and quit trying.
Actual fat loss depends on so many things, including your weight, your age, your sex, your level of activity, the foods you eat, your genetics, and a whole host of other factors.
Instead of quitting, then feeling bad about your efforts, try re-evaluating what you are currently doing.
Perhaps you need to make a few changes to your diet. Perhaps you need to increase your exercise effort. Or, perhaps you just need to stick with it, and ride out the storm in your mind.
Stick-ability is undoubtedly the key to weight loss success!
Unfortunately, there is no magic formula.
Get your mind focused on what matters. Namely, how much better you feel, how much more energy you have, how much more positive your attitude is, when your lifestyle is healthy.
These are the things that matter, not the numbers on your weighing scales.
In terms of weight loss, it is important to realize that you are up against a whole lot of potential saboteurs. But, by simply being more aware of these obstacles, it will empower you to make more informed decisions.
What are your biggest diet saboteurs? And, how have you overcome them?
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