Understanding these errors can help you develop the attitude that will lead to permanent weight loss for you.
Error 1: The attitude of “all or nothing”
Proponents of the attitude “all or nothing” in their diet often choose a diet complex and impractical to be almost impossible for them to maintain. Before starting, they will find in the kitchen all that is outside the plan and put it in the trash. They believe they can be the perfect dieter, and they will be well for a day, three days, seven days or even weeks. So, inevitably, something will happen that will give them a sense that they can not maintenair their plan one more day. Suddenly they are totally discouraged and the system is stopped. They then go into the store and buy everything they put in the trash last week and begin to regain the weight they lost, as soon as possible.
If you are this kind of dieter you need to ask some critical questions. Do you really want to lose weight permanently, or just lose a few pounds so you can have fun with them back again? The way forward is to make small changes to your feeding to achieve a slow but steady weight loss.
Error 2: The attitude of sacrifice
Another common mistake is to consider your diet as a period of sacrifice. You deprive yourself of foods you like best when you’re on your way to achieve your goal of weight loss. You may be having a great diet plan and be very successful in losing weight, but what happens when you reach your goal? You have not even learned to eat “bad foods” in moderation from the beginning, you may lose control at any time. It is preferable to include a bit of everything in your diet and learn to enjoy it in small quantities. Yes, even chocolate!
Error 3: Failure in the definition of the objective
Setting realistic goals is essential in any weight loss plan. The objectives should be clear, realistic and in writing. While it is likely that you have an ideal weight in your mind, unless you are only slightly overweight, it is probably too far from helpful. A more useful example would be to lose a pound a week for the first five weeks, then a 1 / 2 pounds per week. Some weeks you lose more, some weeks you lose less, some weeks you may even gain weight, but if you track your progress on a graph, you will see that ups and downs are natural and do not stop not to advance slowly but surely towards your main goal.
If you have made mistakes, do not worry. The most important in the diet as in so many other things is to go forward. Learn from your failures and your successes, consider your failures as learning opportunities and next steps to success and never make a mistake as an excuse to give up. The only way to achieve your goal is to make a permanent commitment to become a healthier person.
Remember that eating normally is also eating more some days and eat less on other days. Learn to enjoy foods in moderation and you will have every opportunity to avoid these mistakes in your diet.