Struggling to see the weight loss results you desire? Wish there was something you could do to speed up the weight loss process? Often, there is one primary reason why many people fail to see the weight loss results they desire and even better, a simple manner of fixing that.
Let us look at four reasons your diet may be failing you and how to overcome each of those reasons…
1. You Are Not Tracking Calories. If you are not tracking your calorie intake, you are leaving your results up to chance. Weight loss is going to come down to calories in versus calories out, so it is something you want to pay close attention to.
Now, this does not necessarily mean you need to get out your hand-held calculator and tally up every morsel of food that passes your lips though. Just plug the numbers into a food database, and it will tell you exactly what you are taking in.
2. You Are Chronically Dieting. Another reason for failing with your diet? You are chronically dieting. If you cannot remember the last time you were not on a diet, this is a real problem. It is important to be taking dieting breaks every so often as this resets your metabolic rate; allowing you to “kick-start” your engine and ensure you continue to see progress going forward.
If you seem to have hit the dreaded plateau, this is likely why.
3. You Are Not Getting Sufficient Protein. Lack of protein is another reason many people do not get the results they are after. Remember protein is the only nutrient to help you preserve your lean muscle mass tissue. If you are not eating enough, you will lose strength, and your metabolism will slow down, making it harder to see fat loss.
Aim to get at least one gram of protein per pound of body weight each day. If you aim for 15 to 30 grams each snack or meal, you will have no trouble reaching your daily total.
4. Your Diet Lacks Variety. The last common reason people fail with their diet is the diet does not contain enough variety. You need variety to see results. Those who are not eating a varied diet not only suffer from nutritional deficiencies but more importantly, boredom. This causes them to cheat on their diet plan and fail to see results. Each week, try at least one new healthy food in your plan.
Eliminate these four mistakes in your diet program and be prepared to start seeing results again.