3 (Hidden) Reasons you Can’t Lose Weight
Are you tired of constantly dieting, restricting calories, putting unrealistic pressure on yourself and still not seeing the results you want? It’s exhausting.
What most of us don’t realise is there are often hidden factors or reasons at play that can prevent you from reaching your health and wellness goals. The following 3 reasons might help you understand why those results just aren’t coming like you’d hoped.
You are focusing on willpower instead of creating habits
Ever felt really motivated for a week then suddenly given up? Motivation and willpower will only get you so far. You need systems. A set of sustainable healthy habits that when combined create a system that breeds motivation but does not rely on it.
You might not be aware of this but being motivated doesn’t mean you will take action, in fact, often it’s quite the opposite! Let’s break it down…
Here is how most people think:
Motivation → Action → More Motivation
Here is how it actually works:
Action → Motivation → More Motivation
Healthy habits (actions) can be as simple as stress management, getting 8 hours of sleep, drinking 2-3L of water per day. These seemingly simple things are sometimes the reason you aren’t seeing results.
Your environment doesn’t allow you to succeed
How can you create healthy habits if your pantry is full of sweets and carbohydrates, you don’t own any activewear and you have friends that don’t support you in your health goals?
These are temptations you simply don’t need. Instead, focus on creating an environment that puts you in the best position for success!
This could mean cleaning out the junk from your pantry, stocking your fridge with an abundance of healthy food, preparing meals in advance for ultimate convenience, buying yourself some new trainers and hanging with friends that are on a similar journey to you.
Making exceptions on the weekend (or making your entire weekend an exception)
If the words ‘cheat day’ are part of your vocabulary, you’re playing with fire. Not because it’s bad to have a cheat meal every now and then but because it’s a slippery slope.
It’s when cheat meals become cheat days.
It’s not going to derail all of your progress by having one cookie while out with your family for Sunday brunch but doing this along with drinking heavily the night before and eating take-out all weekend to recover will.
So what’s the solution? Don’t restrict yourself to the point where you want to binge.
If you crave a cookie, that’s normal, have the cookie without the guilt. Just ensure you’re eating enough healthy food throughout the day to keep your cravings in check.
So what’s the verdict? Did any of these ring a bell with you?
It’s not always diet and exercise that are to blame for a lack of results. There can be other factors (sometimes small and seemingly insignificant) that can have the biggest impact on your weight loss goals.
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