A large proportion of these will give up almost immediately; others will muster on for years before abandoning all hope. Many blame themselves, either they are weak-willed or just not destined to ever lose weight. That is sad, and an unnecessary blight on themselves, they can and will lose weight – with some minor adjustments in their eating habits and a bit of useful practical dietary advice. Some blame the healthy diet, or diets, they have tried – this may have some merit, many diet programs are complete scams and will never work, but maybe in some cases, the healthy diet could have worked if the person trying to lose weight had altered some simple mistake they were making and that they were probably unaware of.
Many people trying to lose weight, unsuccessful on one style of healthy diet will skip to another, convinced that the previous diet program was incorrect for them and that they should have tried the new one from the very start…..until that one fails and they move to the next new craze. These dieters can get trapped in a perpetual cycle of leaping headfirst from diet program to diet program, never stopping to consider that maybe it is something they are doing that is hindering their efforts at trying to lose weight. While they should be admired for their unfaltering optimism, they need to take a reality check – not every single diet program can be at fault here, they are making some fundamental mistake somewhere along the line.
As mentioned, there are many occasions where a diet program is to blame. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the dieter is still not making some easily-corrected mistake, it just means that without finding a proven, successful and established healthy diet regime, they will never have the chance to discover whether it is something that they are, or are not, doing that is the underlying fault in their unsuccessful attempts at trying to lose weight. Certainly, they need to shy away from the new breed of extreme diets – these over-hyped charades rarely work. The rapid weight-loss programmes are practically useless for long-term or sustained weight-loss and the majority don’t even work in the first place.
It would be advisable, instead, to opt for one of the more popular, and publicly accepted healthy diets that encourage losing no more than a few pounds a week. These diets should work for the majority and will act as an excellent base. If a dieter is unsuccessful, using one of the established diets, then the chances are that the person trying to lose weight is making one of the fundamental mistakes that many dieters are unaware of and will struggle to lose weight, no matter what healthy diet they choose.
To reiterate, the probable cause for unsubstantial weight-loss, when using one of these simplistic healthy diets is unlikely to be a diet program flaw – the problem will nearly always be that many dieters are unwittingly making simple, common mistakes, which will continually hinder their attempts when trying to lose weight.
I should mention that there are always exceptions to the rule; it is possible that a failure to lose weight, or gaining weight, no matter what dietary regime they choose, could be caused by an underlying medical condition.
It is always advisable to go see your doctor to rule this out. In fact, consulting your doctor before embarking on any diet programme is recommended, especially if you are adamant on opting for any extreme diet program. Your doctor can give great free diet advice, check you over and rule out any potential risks to your health. Always better to be safe than sorry.
It is not as depressing as it sound. Any one of these potential dieting mistakes can easily be rectified, once you are aware what they are.
If a dieter has been making one of the general mistakes, or following a diet program that is totally unsuitable for their personality and dietary disposition it is not difficult to rectify this error. In most cases it will be a simple and relatively speedy process. With good solid diet information and weight loss advice you should soon witness a dramatic increase in actual weight-loss and general well-being.
Who knows, maybe those diet programs that were such failures in the past, may suddenly prove a huge success!