Why do people give up their weight loss journeys and ultimately fail? I do not claim to be any authority on the science of losing weight, nor am I a psychiatrist, psychologist, dietician, et. But, I’ve had lots of people ask me what I did to lose weight, and there are some common threads to what people share with me about their journeys. Check out the video linked above for more on each of these:
1. “Can’t” language is something I hear a lot. “I’m doing the XYZ program, so I “can’t have” or “can’t eat” whatever food anymore. Let’s be clear that I’m not talking here about people who have to avoid certain foods due to an allergy, sensitivity, intolerance, or other disorder. I’m talking about self-imposed plans!
2. Trying to make all the changes at once. It can be too much for some people.
Leave a comment to this post about whether you agree with this list, disagree, or just share your experience with starting and stopping. This is by no means meant to be an exhaustive list, but these are three things that have been on my mind lately due to actual conversations I’ve had with people about their weight loss journeys.