Although there is so much information available about weight loss and diet the same mistakes are made over and over again every day. We are not talking here of small slipups where a piece of pie that was not in the plan, but big mistakes that lead to failure to lose the weight you want to lose ate. Understanding these errors can help you develop the attitude that will lead to permanent weight loss for you.
1. All or nothing attitude
All dieters often will choose a complicated diet that is almost impossible for them to maintain. Before beginning, they will search the kitchen for anything that does not fit the plan and throw it away. They are planning to be the person to perfect diet, and so they will, for a day, three days, seven days or even a couple of weeks. Then, inevitably, something happens that means they can not keep the diet once. Immediately the whole thing is ruined 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 regain all the weight they lost, as quickly as possible.
If you are this kind of dieter you need to ask yourself some tough questions. It’s what you really want to lose weight permanently, or just lose a few pounds so you can enjoy putting them back again? The way forward is to make small changes to what you eat so you have a slow but steady loss of weight.
2. The attitude of sacrifice
Another common mistake is to view your diet as a period of sacrifice. You foods that you enjoy most while you are on your way to your ideal weight are not allowed. You may have a good diet plan and be very successful in losing weight, but what happens when you reach your goal? He has not learned to eat bad foods’ in moderation so as soon as it starts, is likely to go out of control. It is better to include a little of everything in your diet and learn to enjoy it in small quantities. Yes, even chocolate!
Setting achievable goals is vital in any weight loss plan. The objectives should be clear, realistic and be provided in writing. While you probably have an ideal weight in your mind, unless you are only very light excess weight is probably too distant to be useful. One of the most useful objectives would be to lose two pounds per week during the first five weeks and then one pound per week after that. Some weeks will lose more and some less, some weeks may even win, but if you track your progress on a graph you will see that ups and downs are natural and do not stop you constantly progress toward its main goal.
If you have been making these mistakes, do not worry. The most important in the diet as in so many other point is to move forward. Learn from your failures as well as your success and do not use a mistake as an excuse to give up. The only way to achieve permanent goal is to make a commitment to become a healthier person. Remember that eating normally includes eating more some days and less than others. Learn to enjoy food in moderation and you have every chance of avoiding these bad diet mistakes.