Even though there is so much information available on weight loss, the same diet mistakes are being made over and over every day.
We are not talking here about little slipups where you ate a slice of pie that was not on the program, but big mistakes that lead to failure to lose the weight that you desire to lose. Catching these errors can help you improve the attitude that will lead to continuing weight loss for you.
- The All Or Nothing Attitude
All or nothing dieters will often pick out a complicated diet that is almost impossible for them to keep. Before start, they will search the kitchen for anything that does not fit the plan and throw it in the garbage. They are planning to be the perfect dieter, and so they will be, for one day, three days, seven days, or even a couple of weeks. Then, surely, something occurs that means they cannot keep to the diet one time. Shortly the whole thing is destroyed in their eyes and the diet is over. They go to the store and buy all the things that went into the garbage last week and proceed to gain back all the weight that they lost, as fast as attainable.
If you are this kind of dieter you need to ask yourself some tough questions. Do you really want to lose weight permanently, or just lose a few pounds so that you can enjoy putting them back on again? The way ahead is to make little adjustments to what you eat so that you have a slow but cool weight loss.
- The Attitude of Sacrifice
Another typical mistake is to view your diet as a time of sacrifice. You do not allow yourself the meals that you enjoy most while you are on your way to your target weight. You may have a great diet plan and be very strong in losing weight, but what happens when you reach your goal? You have not learnt to eat ‘bad meals’ in moderation so as soon as you start, you are expected to go out of control. It is better to include a little of everything in your diet and learn to enjoy it in small amounts. Yes, also chocolate!
- Goal Failure
Establishing attainable goals is important in any weight loss plan. Intentions should be clear, realistic, and set out in writing. While you probably do have an ideal weight in your mind, unless you are only very somewhat overweight it is probably too distant to be useful. A more useful goal would be to lose two pounds per week for the first five weeks and then one pound per week after that. Some weeks you will lose more and some less, some weeks you may even gain, but if you track your progress on a plan you will see that ups and downs are natural and do not stop you from progressing steadily moving to your main goal.
If you have been making these errors, do not worry. The most crucial point in dieting as in so many other things is to move on. Learn from your failures as well as your success and do not use a slip up as an excuse for giving up. The only way to achieve your goal forever is to make a promise to become a healthier person. Remember that eating normally includes eating more some days and fewer others. Learn to enjoy meals in moderation and you have every opportunity of dodging these bad diet mistakes.