I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is fourteen days.~Totie Fields
Many dieters manage to lose only time during a diet. Why you might be asking? Well the reasons could be many but I my opinion they are just a handful. 3 to be more exact.
The main reason people fail to lose weight by following a diet is because they don’t follow it. Breaking your diet all the time, modifying it to suit your cravings and desires isn’t going to help you lose weight. You might be laughing but many people are doing it. Self-sabotage is very popular nowadays.
If you are dieting and you are getting no weight loss results it’s time to be honest with yourself. Are you following the diet plan to the letter? If you aren’t, maybe you should follow it and see how it goes. You might be surprised and actually lose some weight. If you are following the diet plan to the letter and still no weight loss results appear, then maybe the diet is wrong.
If a diet worked for someone it doesn’t mean it will work for you. We are all different and we all need different diets to lose weight. Maybe that is why there are so many diets out there. The best way to make sure you will get to lose weight by dieting is by getting a personalized diet done for you. There are many nutritionists and dietitians starving to meet you and help you lose weight. Feed them a bone and you will lose weight.
The third reason for no weight loss dieting is too much dieting. The law of diminishing returns can hit you hard if you are a serial dieter. The more you diet the less weight you will lose because your body adapts to smaller quantities of food. In fact the reverse will happen. You will start gaining weight by eating low calories foods. By dieting a lot you slow down your metabolism so much that even lettuce can become fattening.
The smart thing to do is to avoid jumping from one diet to another. After you finish a diet plan take 3 months off dieting. Concentrate all your forces on maintaining your newly acquired weight and figure. That way you will maintain your metabolism burning hard and consolidate the results you already got.
If you have made the weight loss sin of serial dieting, the best way to break out of the no weight loss plateau is by exercising. Get on a healthy meal plan, rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbs and healthy fats. Then start exercising. That way you will speed up your metabolism. This won’t take you to square one but you will be close to you. In fact you will have the perfect starting point to losing all that excess weight once and for all. Just avoid eating junk food while exercising. Eat only high quality nourishing foods.