7 keys why people fail losing weight

May 12, 2014 The Healthy Guy Happiness and SuccessHormonal Balance

There are seven key reasons people fail at losing weight:

Why do so many people fail at losing weight?  Laziness? Food addictions? Hereditary?  While all of these things may be contributors, failure is often because of these factors: 

Golden Lady with aple1)  People don’t truly understand the major health risks of being overweight.  Why do most want to lose weight?  Most would say to look better.  Looking better certainly is a benefit of losing weight, but this shouldn’t be the sole reason to lose weight.  There is a 1000 pound gorilla in the room and it’s often ignored.  Obesity kills millions of people each year.  Thousands of studies have shown and prove without any doubt that losing body fat will improve and lengthen your life. Knowing the dangers of being overweight is a tremendous motivator to lose weight and keep it off.

2)  People don’t commit to permanent lifestyle changes.  So many people think of a “diet” as something temporary. Often people on ”diets” restrict themselves excessively and create a miserable situation.  Sooner or later failure is inevitable because of the unreasonable demands of most “diets.”  Some diets have very strict guidelines such as only eating certain foods, eliminating all carbs, etc.  The key to losing weight long term is to make gradual lifestyle changes you can stick to forever.

3)  Most individuals are not provided the truthful facts of losing weight and becoming healthier. With the conflicting information in the media, and all of the different lose weight quick fad diets, it’s understandable why so many people really don’t know the truth about losing fat and keeping it off long term. Healthyhairanswers.com is committed to providing you with honest and truthful information on how to lose body fat and keep it off.

4)  Our own warped thought process often ruins our efforts to lose weight.  For example, some people justify binging or giving up because they hit a small road-block. This isn’t an all or nothing game. For example, when I was overweight, if I ate an unhealthy lunch, I’d go ahead and eat an unhealthy dinner and snack all night since I already “messed up” the day. Or I’d say,  I’ll start eating healthy on Monday since I’ve already eaten poorly this weekend.”  Every person at times eats too much.  Successful people will not let a road bump completely derail their entire lifestyle change. If you are not implementing positive lifestyle changes and losing weight, you are gaining weight. Again, there is no “in-between.”

5)  Most people don’t realize how many calories they are eating and burning each day.  So many overweight people eat thousands of extra calories without realizing it.  It’s tough to know if you are gaining weight or losing weight each day unless you are keeping an eye on what you’re consuming.  It’s vital to write down what you consume on a daily basis.  Then cross reference the calories you’re eating with the calories you burn.  Use the calculators on FreeWeightLoss.com to help you determine calories burned.

6) there is not enough pain associated connected to the feeling of being overweight. This very important, if you make any change in your life and you want these changes to be long term, then willpower alone may not be enough. A further understanding of the pain and pleasure principles, however, will help you to achieve all your goals. For example, if you are overweight and you want to lose the excess fat then you will also need to condition your decision making processes. You see, in life, 80% of any achievement is always down to the mindset, and only 20% is the to do. So if you want to lose weight, 80% of achieving that goal depends on you having the right mindset, and only 20% is the part where you eat healthier and exercise more regularly. So in this example, there will be a lot of negative emotions which you have connected to the feeling of being overweight. But, on the other hand, there will also be a number of positive emotions which you can connect to the feeling of being thinner. That feeling of losing the extra weight. In your mind you need to magnify both of these feelings. And you need to experience them both at such an intensity that the pain will be too much for you to bear. Until you reach that point where you must change and you’re compelled to change.  Only when you reach that point can you can use the power of your pain to drive you toward your pleasure.

7) People do not plan or schedule their weight loss. One easy step is to create a one month challenge, or even better join a group of people or meet up with the same goal. You need to motivate yourself constantly. You can start by telling yourself you’ll improve your diet, but for just the one month. Nothing more. Before you start you can tell yourself that after the month is over you will go straight back to your old behavior. You can convince yourself that a single solitary month is nothing compared to a lifetime and that it will be a breeze. But the thing is, everything you do consistently for 30 days can easily become a habit. Therefore, this step, this little trick, when coupled with the other steps will have you well on your way to changing those old behaviors.

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