A Weight loss plan is a status symbol these days more than a resolution or, a reason to staying fit and healthy. Just because we do not take a weight loss program seriously, most of the plans fail miserably. There could be a lot of reasons for the failure of a weight loss plan. Most of the people into one of these plans prefer to quit rather than amend their mistakes and this is where an average weight loss plan ends. Losing weight requires a commitment. Without a little patience and knowledge about nutrition and exercise, even the best of weight loss plans may crumble. Hence it is important to learn the top reasons why weight loss plans fail, more so to ensure that you do not make these mistakes in your own life.
A stricter and extremely stringent diet plan is the biggest reason for the failure of a plan. It is true that you can lose weight by cutting back your calories so that your burn more than what you eat. If this is done in a gradual pace and easily, then nothing works like it. But at the same time if you decide to do it a bit harshly, this might lead to a slowdown in the metabolism rate. This could further lead to a deficiency in the quantity of required vitamins, minerals, proteins and nutrients that is essential for your body on a daily basis leading to diseases and ailments.
Quitting is another major reason for the failure of a weight loss plan. The schedule of a weight loss plan is so difficult that more often than not, every beginner quits even before he has started. The best way to get over this problem is to start a weight loss plan along with a partner and not go at it alone. Each of you will push the other to continue with the plan whenever one of you feels like quitting. Consulting a good dietician, doctor or, a weight loss trainer would also be helpful.
You need to get your entire family involved in your weight loss plan. It is common for your family to tempt you towards eating a couple of slices of Pizzas, eat a couple of cookies and a few pastries just because they know you like them. Involving your family and reinforcing the fact that you are seriously into losing weight would ensure that they co-operate with you in the plan and would in turn help in success with your plan.
It is common for a person who has just started on a weight loss plan to check his weight on a daily basis. The reason why he does this is because he is not too sure if his plan is succeeding. Most of us who start off on a weight loss plan have a tendency to set unrealistic goals for ourselves. Setting a difficult to achieve goal is good just to ensure that you at least stretch yourselves to reach somewhere near it. But unrealistic goals would only lead to frustration which would push you to quit in a few days just because there is not too much of an observable change in these few days.
Most of us start off with buying an expensive treadmill and pair of nice jogging shoes. After a month’s time you would start looking out for buyers for a second hand treadmill because you want to sell-off yours as it is no good to you. This is the wrong way to start a weight loss plan. Start your plan by joining a gym, if you want to use weight loss equipments and gradually when you get into a habit of exercising and when you have lost a couple of kilograms, go out and buy a second-hand machine. You would get many sellers of such machines. These are people who have quit their weight loss plans.
You need to know your body and yourself. You should be the best judge of what you want to be. Develop a plan according to what your body is, stick to it and keep pushing yourselves whenever you feel like quitting. The best way to do this is to write down you goal in a chart paper in big and bold letters and paste it somewhere you can see it often. Read it about 10-15 times daily at different hours of the day. Your determination is what will help you lose weight.