#1 – Giving yourself a deadline
Do not give yourself a target date to lose weight – at least not yet. Particularly if you are a beginner, you may end up failing to achieve the goal you set because of too much pressure. You may also get totally frustrated that you may decide to stop. You must first work toward building your passion on performing workout routines and following healthy diet every day because they are not easy. Take things slowly; patience will help you get there. Soon as you realize you are at your 100%, that’s the only time you set a weight-loss deadline. Do not set an unworkable time frame, though or you may again fail.
#2 – Depriving yourself of your favorite food
Do not think that because you are on a diet (strict as it may be) you should forget about your favorite food because there is no way you can eat them again. Didn’t you realize that the more you deprive yourself of eating the more you will tend to overeat? What if one day you are tempted? Do you already think that your weight-loss goal is ruined because you can no longer give up all your favorites? To avoid this instance, set a day for you to indulge (at least a little). For instance, instead of munching on a bag of potato chips, place some in a small bowl and eat only what’s there. Nonetheless, the key here is burning the calories that you gained out of indulging.
#3 – Attending group or social activities
People never run out of group or social activities to attend to. It can be as small as watching a movie or a baseball game together or as big as corporate events. In all these occasions, feast is expected. But you are on a diet?! Certainly, you cannot expect the hosts to prepare meals for dieters like you. Truth is that you will normally find high-calorie foods. Do not let yourself starve; eat in small portions. Choose the less-fattening dishes. Another trick is to consume a healthy snack before going out.
#4 – Dieting is expensive
What you have in mind may be an expensive type of diet; hence, you are not pursuing your plan to shed some extra pounds. Think of or search for an affordable diet meal plan. You may also ask some friends for their diet recipes. The Internet offers a lot of information about healthy meal plans as well. Choose those that you can afford.
Every person has a solution to every challenge – like you do. If you have the passion and you are focused with your weight-loss goals, no obstacles – no matter how tough they are – will get in your way.