Most of us, when we start a weight loss plan, we are excited and hopeful that this time, we’ll finally shed those extra pounds and rediscover our younger, thinner figure. But somewhere along the way, we too often become distracted and tempted.
It’s so much easier to grab a burger at a drive-thru window than mix a salad at home. Not only is the quandary frustrating, but it’s debilitating, because it prevents you from losing weight.
Four Tips for Staying Motivated
People quit diets for any number of reasons. According to one weight-loss expert, the five most common culprits are unrealistic expectations, changing too much at once, treating changes as temporary lifestyle alterations, using food as a reward, and not getting support.
Though these five factors undoubtedly come into play and have probably derailed one of your own weight-loss attempts in the past, there’s a simpler way to explain society’s alarmingly high failure rate with losing weight: It’s a lack of motivation.
If you’re sufficiently motivated to lose weight, the pounds will come off. And while you might launch your weight-loss plan with plenty of motivation, it’s awfully easy to grow discouraged and distracted as the days pass.