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Published On: Thu, Jul 19th, 2018

Some Obstacles You Will Face on Your Weight Loss Journey

Losing weight is not easy, and those who have tried severally and failed know this all too well. It can be disheartening to put your all into a weight loss program only to fail. Many people have given up because they just do not know what to do any more, and it is frustrating to say the least. However, you should not lose hope. If you have been there and have practically given up all hope of ever losing weight, there is hope for you. You just need to know how to overcome the obstacles that you are bound to come across on your weight loss journey. When you know better, you do better. If it is your first time trying to lose weight, this article will also be of great help to you as you will get to know what to expect right from the beginning, and will not give up because of something you can easily overcome.

Below are some of the obstacles you will come across on your weight loss journey.

  • Unrealistic goals

It is normal to feel very optimistic at the beginning of your weight loss journey; but in all this excitement and enthusiasm, you might end up setting unrealistic goals for yourself. When your goals are overambitious, you will end up disappointing yourself as soon as you start your weight loss program, and this will discourage you. Therefore, the goals you set at the onset of your weight loss program should be realistic. It helps to do some research on the results to expect at different stages of your weight loss journey so that you can set realistic goals. Remember, your body is different and unique. Things will not go exactly the way they did for that friend or colleague who recommended the program to you. Go easy on yourself to avoid disappointment.

  • Plateaus

Most people hit a plateau at one point or another in their weight loss journey. This is normal, and you should not despair simply because your weight has stagnated. Keep at it and be patient because, as mentioned above, your body is unique. It is good to compare your progress to that of others just to see where you are, but not so that you can beat yourself up if you are not losing weight as fast as other people are.

  • The diet mentality

One reason why many people are unable to maintain their weight once they reach their desired weight is because they think of a weight loss program as a one-off thing that you can ditch once you are happy with your weight. This is known as the diet mentality. Something to note is that once you commit to a weight loss program, you are committing to a lifestyle change; not just for a short period of time, but for good. Otherwise, what is the point of working so hard for 6 or 8 months only to regain all the weight you lost in 2 months? This is why you should go for a sustainable weight loss program that you can keep up for the rest of your life.

Author: Charlie Brown

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