Losing Weight: The things that will hold you back

For as long as the world spins round, weight loss is going to be a hot topic. In fact, it’s only getting bigger. The media are happy to showcase size zero figures in our face – and this has led to something of an obsession about the subject.

Unfortunately, it’s not an easy task. Admittedly, procedures like the tummy tuck have helped some people, but in terms of the day-to-day grind of weight loss it can be difficult.

To highlight the point in-detail, today’s article will look over some of the key points you need to overcome in a bid to conquer your weight loss journey.

You “know” what you are eating

This is perhaps the first mistake made by a lot of people who are in the middle of a weight loss diet. They know what they should be eating, but in reality they are not following such guidance.

Over the course of the day they might track their main meals, but forget about some of the small snacks that sneak their way in. Ultimately, it is these small snacks that can make a monumental difference over the course of a week or longer.

To combat this, log a food journal. Take a note of everything that you eat, so everything is accounted for.

You are too strict with your diet

You might have the best intentions but trust us, jumping into a strict diet isn’t going to do yourself any favours in your battle to slash your waistline.

In fact, all it is going to do is demotivate you. You’ll find, perhaps after a few weeks, that eating strict “diet food” just gets too much. There will come a day where you reverse to your old eating habits, and from that point on it is very difficult to recover.

Instead, stick to a long-term, steady approach that doesn’t involve ridiculous sacrifices.

Your plates are too big

It sounds ridiculous, but the size of your plate can make a difference to just how you approach your diet.

If you happen to have large plates at home, the common practice is to fill them. Hopefully, you already sense what the problem is at this point.

People in general are not very good at judging how much food should be on their plate. It means that the easy way out is to fill it, but this has huge consequences for your waistline.

You don’t sleep enough

Let’s leave one of the most “pleasing” issues until the end. In other words, some people are not meeting their weight loss targets for the simple reason that they don’t get enough shuteye.

Again, it’s one of those points that sounds almost silly, but studies have shown that people who don’t get enough sleep are more prone to obesity and other weight problems. As such, try and adopt your routine so that you receive the eight hours that scientists are now suggesting is the correct amount to have.