If you’re on a mission to achieve your goal body weight, it’s important that you take a pro-active approach in learning what often causes people to struggle on their plan and what you can do about it so that you move forward rather than backward.
It’s an extremely common scenario – someone looking to lose weight starts out great with the scale moving exactly as they had hoped for but as time passes on, that shifts and pretty soon they’re feeling frustrated and hopeless that results are actually going to come.
Typically this is due to one or two minor mistakes that they’re making that are holding them back from seeing the progress they desire, so by getting these in check for yourself, you can make sure that they don’t come to hinder you.
Let’s look at what you should know.
They Don’t Re-Evaluate Their Intake After Losing Weight
The very first mistake that’s made is neglecting to re-evaluate their calorie intake after weight loss occurs. Remember, as you lose body weight, you’ll be burning fewer calories every day just to stay alive.
This then means that your total weight loss calorie intake needs to come down otherwise you’re going to likely be eating at a maintenance level instead.
If you fail to reduce your calories further as fat loss keeps taking place, it’s only going to be so long before you hit a plateau.
They Don’t Factor In Small ‘Bites’
The second big error that some people make is failing to account for the small bites that they take here and there.
You may think that that half a cookie won’t really matter, but in the long-run, it will. Each of those bites adds up over time and it could really influence your rate of success.
If the unaccounted for bites are happening often enough, you could be cancelling out the entire deficit that you’re creating.
They Use Black And White Thinking
Another common error for many people is using black and white thinking patterns with their program. They believe that they have to be 100% on at all times. If they aren’t, they might as well throw in the towel.
This is a very bad thought pattern to get into because it’ll cause you to easily lose focus as soon as a minor slip up takes place.
Minor slip-ups typically have very little influence on the end results as long as you move on immediately from them.
It’s when you let that minor slip-up turn into a major slip-up that big problems are going to occur.
They Aren’t Constantly Planning
Finally, last but not least, another big mistake is failing to plan. Always try and pre-plan your meals and snacks as much as you possibly can. If you aren’t planning out what you’re going to be eating each day, you’re leaving it up to change.
Leaving it up to chance invites unhealthy foods in and this will throw off your results.
So there you have the top reasons why many people fail with their diet program. Do you see yourself in any of these? If you do, it’s time to make a few changes to make sure you’re moving forwards rather than backwards.