Why Did You Give Up On Your Diet This Time?


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We all know how it goes: you decide to start a new diet, and you’re filled with the motivation and drive to finally make this one stick. You buy the right foods and get started on the right foot. Then, over time you start to slip and then, after a couple of months, you’re right back where you started. Why does this keep happening? It’s hardly uncommon for people to go through things like this time and time again, in fact, most people who try new diets tend to give up on them before they ever really have any impact. If you really want to avoid falling into this trap, then the key is to make sure that you know what it is that’s causing your diets to fail time and time again. Here are just a few of the most common reasons that people give up and how you can avoid them.

Over-ambitious or vague goals

Having goals when you’re on a diet is pretty much essential. If you don’t know what you’re aiming for it’s going to start feeling as though you’re running in place (and not just on the treadmill!).

However, one common issue is that people tend to give themselves goals that are simply unrealistic. It’s good to be ambitious, but if you give yourself goals that you’re never really going to be able to reach, then that’s going to end up being incredibly discouraging. The key is to have goals that you can realistically achieve within a specific time frame. That way you always have something to work for without feeling as though it’s so too far off in the distance.

Choosing the wrong diet

One of the great things about living in the internet age is that there’s more information about different diets than ever before right at your fingertips. However, that also can cause the issue of presenting you with so many options that you don’t know which to choose. After all, not every diet is going to be perfect for everyone, but when you’re looking online, then it can be incredibly easy to fall into the trap of picking the wrong diet. The best thing to do is to do your research. Take a look at this comparison between the Cambridge and Shake That Weight diet plans. Comparisons like this are invaluable for helping you find the right diet for you.   

Losing too much weight too fast

This one might sound incredibly counterintuitive. After all, surely the faster you lose the weight, the better, right? Well, the reality is that diets that cause you to lose weight incredibly quickly for as long as you stick with them. Even if you lose all of the weight that you plan on losing, going back to even a normal, healthy diet can cause all of the weight to pile back on. It’s much better to be careful and diet gradually so that your body can adjust better to being able to keep the weight off in the long run.


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