So you know you want to lose weight. But you’re not sure if you want to go down that road called “diet” one more time. And the weight loss excuses you make leave you frustrated and stuck. The first step is to recognize the way in which you’re stopping yourself from succeeding. The second is to really examine if your weight loss excuses is leading you to happiness. The third is to learn how to move past it so you can live the healthy and vibrant life that you have always desired. Here is a list of the top 5 weight loss excuses, and how to get over them to reach your goals.
5 Common Weight Loss Excuses
Excuse 1: You put weight loss off for a big event.
So you really, really want to make changes in your health. There’s just a teeny tiny obstacle. There’s that wedding you are supposed to go to next month. And nothing is going to get in the way of you celebrating, especially a restrictive diet. Here’s why this thinking is wrong. First,
Excuse 2: You tell yourself that diet is deprivation
Yes, you really, really want to lose weight. But you don’t want to spend every meal gorging on celery sticks. And you tell yourself that the deprivation isn’t worth the reward. However, if you only feel deprived on your diet, then your are not on the right diet for you. Try this short little exercise. Think
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Excuse 3: You tell yourself you’ve ruined everything by cheating
You’re entered this new healthier lifestyle and you’re feeling great. But then it happens; you slip up and eat something you shouldn’t. And then, since you’ve already cheated, you eat a little bit more. And if this goes on too long, you’ll tell yourself that you’ve ruined everything and give up. Here is the really tragic part of this thought pattern. It is impossible to ruin all your efforts from a couple bad
Excuse 4: You think everyone and everything else is more important than you
You have a ton of responsibilities in life. This includes your kids, your parents, your home, your spouse, your job, your friends and the list goes on and on. And you feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day for you to fulfill your responsibilities. In fact, the very universe is threatened with collapse if you stop for just one minute. So you tell yourself that your own
Excuse 5: You think your extra weight is too overwhelming
Maybe your doctor recommended you lose some weight. Or you’ve noticed some new health concerns. It is totally understandable that you might feel a little lost and afraid. You might also still be discouraged from past failed diet attempts. Perhaps you feel on some level that if you ignore a problem, then it really isn’t
So those are the top 5 weight loss excuses debunked. If you identified an excuse that you use, take one positive step today to move past it. An excuse can hold tremendous power over you, but only if you let it.