If you have tried and failed to lose weight while dieting you may be wondering why you could not achieve your goal.
Well, there are plenty of reasons why your diet is likely to fail. Here are 5 of the most common reasons:
Reason #1: You don’t know what fats are good or bad
With so many different types of food around us it can be almost impossible to know what is actually healthy for us. Some foods for example may seem healthy but may actually contain bad fats that could cause weight gain.
You should if possible try to avoid eating any saturated and trans fats as these are the worst type of fat.
Instead you need to keep an eye out for monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats, which can be found within fish, nuts, avocados, soybean and canola oils.
Reason #2: You cant stay away from restaurants
We all love to eat out but if you want to lose weight then you really need to limit your trips to restaurants.
Food made in restaurants is usually full of calories and unnecessary fats. Often even the salad will be covered in a sauce that will do little for your diet.
This is not to say that you cannot ever go out for dinner, the occasional treat meal will help to keep you from becoming too bored with your new healthier diet. However if you are going for 2-3 a week then you will notice it on the scales.
Reason #3: Calories in drinks
Fruit juices and caffeinated drinks like Coca Cola are full of calories. Even those that are calorie-free still contain sweeteners that can ruin a diet.
The most healthy drink option is water, it can help to remove toxins and help to speed up your weight loss.
If you get tired of water then you could always add a little lemon slice, or even have a cup of tea. Just remember to limit the amount of sugar or sweetener you use.
Reason #4: You cant stop snacking
Some people are unable to stop themselves from snacking, even when they are not even hungry. Here are a few tips to help stop those cravings:
- Before you eat, take a moment to think about your food.
- Eat your food slowly, thus giving your brain time to realise it is full.
- Drink plenty of water, as often your brain will mistake thirst for hunger.
Reason #5: You love the microwave
If you have a busy job or home life it can be difficult to find the time to make yourself a healthy home cooked meal.
Often you will find yourself reaching for that microwave meal, yet if you want to achieve your weight loss goals you need to find the time to eat healthily.
Microwave meals are full of fats that will ruin any hope you have of losing weight.
I suggest that you make yourself a few healthy meals in advance that you can heat up when you are short of time.
If you try to avoid these diet mistakes you will be more likely to succeed the next time you attempt to lose weight.
Remember you should always try to eat as healthily as possible and always aim to get a little exercise in each week. This is the only way to achieve long lasting weight loss results.