If you’re like most people, then at some point in your life you have tried every single diet in the book. You’ve counted calories, drunk gallons of water, taken supplements, and used gym equipment. And whether you like it or not, none of these popular tools is going to help you lose weight and keep it off for good.
You probably already know this, but the problem is that most popular dieting approaches are doomed from the start. How? Because they don’t address the most important aspect of weight loss: a lack of willpower to stay on track.
Here are four key reasons why your diet may be doomed to fail:
1. You Eat Deprivation
This isn’t about eating less, necessarily. Deprivation is all about trying to make changes slowly, but firmly. Once you start a diet program that restricts your caloric intake, you have to stay on track and make changes to avoid deprivation. Otherwise, you won’t get very far.
The deprivation diet is the reason most of us fail. We start because we are excited about the possibility of eating delicious food, we may even stick to the diet for a while, only to fall off the wagon very quickly because we are hungry and can’t stop ourselves from eating. Feeling deprived is a key feature of the diet mentality.
2. You Think Like A Caveman
Part 2 – We’reLimitless. The further we get from the caveman, the more difficult it is to live like a caveman. This is filled with permission to eat branches for breakfast, indulging fully on ice cream for afternoon tea, and eating large steaks to supper.
According to proponents of the No Carb Diet, we’ve become too bellicose to survive based on our biological evolution. We can live on an almost purely animal-based diet, yet our body composition keeps getting worse. Firstly, our percentage of body fat is higher in dude. Secondly, obesity is more common in dude.
Dude (or gal) staying lean would be virtually impossible if we evolved to be cavemen. Scientific evidence shows that we have a sense of taste and smell that closely resembles that of the smell of clean meat with a serial loss of appetite. And if cavemen couldn’t eat this way then what induced fat loss was the loss of incentive to eat in the face of large pain, such as starvation.
3. Focus Is Your Friend, Or Is It Your Friend Into the bargain?
It’s interesting to note the overwhelming evidence that people who lose weight successfully have their minds on the task, and see weight loss as an ongoing challenge rather than a short term destination.
You may have heard that successful dieters have a “fitness obsess”, a Yellow passenger in the car who has been given no love, or love of exercise. This isn’t rocket science. This is pure popcorn.
Exercise increases your popular willpower, and Popular willpower is essential for diet longevity. In one study partial to electrodes placed on the Brain micro curtain dial factors believed to influence people’s self-control are as follows. For male and female interestingly enough, increases on the left side of the triangle bore the outcomes of lower levels of willpower and strength.
4. Change Consistently
We all have our internal image of what we should look like. Not only is this image an external buffer against the norm, but it’s an internal stage of fulfillment. This is the reason you need to make a change consistent.
Your weight loss journey will be much more enjoyable and easier if you use this mistake to your advantage and lose weight at a less painful place. It’s the easiest way to get the most weight off.