The problem with anything that is too difficult in our busy lifestyles is the fact that eventually we will stop doing what we perceive to be too hard and look for alternatives that are easier.
It’s not that we are inclined to give up when the going gets tough; It is because there are generally easier alternatives these days due to the advances that have been made over the years and in particular with weight loss there have been many advances in both nutrition and fitness training.
Unfortunately most diets are just too difficult for people to maintain for any length of time and that is why the failure rate is so high.
Where there are two alternatives for you to lose weight (provided of course they are genuine weight loss opportunities) then you should generally look towards the easier option as this will be the one that you will be able to continue using long enough to get your desired results.
You should not feel as though you are on a diet because that in itself often means you are working hard to achieve something.
Just the word diet in itself instantly strikes fear into the minds of many people because so many times in the past they have tried various different diets and not had any long term success.
You should think more in terms of making small adjustments to your lifestyle as this is a better alternative than to think you are on a ‘diet’.
For many people ‘dieting’ is rejected in their minds eye as being something unpleasant that is hard to endure.Improving your nutrition and fitness is not nearly as difficult to maintain as ‘dieting’
Focus on lifestyle changes rather than a reduction in food and you won’t feel like you are having to give something up that you probably enjoy.