There is no doubt that millions of people around the world are looking to lose weight. In fact, it is the first resolution most people make every New Year’s. However, sad as it sounds, only a few of them actually manage to achieve the weight loss goals they set for themselves. The reason is not for lack of effort or time from them. Rather, they end up making some common mistakes, which renders their continuous weight loss attempts worthless. The fact of the matter remains that even after multiple weight loss attempts, you might not succeed if you don’t learn from your mistakes.
So, how can you go about learning from the mistakes you have made in the past which led to your failure to lose weight? Here are a few tips you can follow:
List Your Bad Habits
At the end of the day, weight loss and gain both come down to your lifestyle. If you lead a healthy lifestyle, chances are you won’t even gain much weight in the first place, let alone having to lose it. So, analyze your lifestyle and make a list of all the bad habits you see in yourself that you think can affect your weight loss habits. For instance, you might be drinking too much alcohol or relying too much on comfort food to get over boredom and depression.
Make Small Changes
Going radical and trying to change all your bad habits at once will most likely backfire. In fact, one of the most popular reasons people fail at their weight loss attempts is because they attempt to make major changes. The key to losing weight is starting small, and this is exactly what you should do now. If you have been trying to shun your favorite (unhealthy) foods altogether, this time around cut their consumption down to once a week.
Be Proud of Your Achievements
Often, people lose the motivation to keep at their weight loss efforts because they expect overnight results and when they don’t see them, they want to give up. This is not the way you should go about it. Rather, you should celebrate the small milestones you achieve on your weight loss journey, such as losing the first 5 pounds or getting through a week without eating anything unhealthy. This will give you the motivation you need to continue your weight loss attempts and finally reach your goal.