These 3 Diet Mistakes Will Stop You Losing Weight

Copyright © 2014 Jon Allo

You are probably making some serious diet mistakes if you have tried lots of different weight loss programs and not lost any weight. You can be on the best diet ever, but you will not lose any weight if your attitude is wrong.

Here are the 3 main diet mistakes that cause many people to give up on their diet program and fail to reach the weight loss that they wanted.

1. You Can’t Be Perfect All The Time

You don’t have to do everything perfectly for a diet program to work. One of the worst diet mistakes is the ‘all-or-nothing approach’ to dieting. Some people think that if they do not exactly follow their diet plan all of the time, there’s no point in following it at all.

This thought process put you under a lot of pressure and makes you feel like a failure if you do slip up. Just because you have not followed the plan exactly does not mean that you cannot do it any more and so you have to give up. Perfection-related diet mistakes mean that some people will blame the smallest slip-up as an excuse to stop the diet.

This does tend to happen to dieters who try very strict diet regimes where no treats are allowed. It’s OK to have the odd diet mistakes along the way, as long as the overall weight loss trend is downward. Also it’s much better to lose weight slowly in the long term as the weight is more likely to stay off.

2. Crash Diet Stategy

Another one of the dieting mistakes you are making is using a weight loss plan as a temporary crash diet fix and then stopping it once you have reached your target weight. This temporary diet planning is the second of our major diet mistakes.

People who diet as a temporary measure will often pick very restricted eating plans and then go back to their old eating habits after the diet ends. This is one of the most common weight loss mistakes because, in most cases, all of the weight will go straight back on after the diet has finished.

It is much better to pick an eating plan that is a lifestyle change that you can easily follow and stick to. To lose weight and keep it off you need a permanent way of eating that will enable to maintain your goal weight after you achieve it.

3. No Diet Objective

The third of our big diet mistakes is about having the wrong objective. The diet objective should be clear and achievable. In terms of weight loss, this means that as well as having an idea of your ideal weight or clothes size, you should also set smaller objectives along the way, and reward yourself for each one achieved (but not with food!). Make your final objective flexible and as you approach it, it doesn’t matter if you want to change it.

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These 3 Diet Mistakes Will Stop You Losing Weight