Losing weight is a trend that has been around for decades. It has never been more important, or more highly publicized than over the last half a decade. With health numbers declining due to ailments and illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, eating healthy and exercising regularly has been thrust to the forefront of the nation’s fix-it list. Weight loss, healthy eating, and exercising is a $60 billion a year industry, with a wide array of different products, and diets all promising to have you looking your best and getting to a healthy overall weight in a matter of days.
Sadly, most diets are just passing fads, that truly offer nothing but a temporary loss; this is why the epidemic of obesity is still very much a risk in the United States today. Roughly 40 percent of those on a diet will eventually regain all of the weight they lose within a three month period, according to a national census on diet and weight loss.
Those are some alarmingly high numbers, and they all spell an increased risk for serious health issues. So, why are so many people failing at their diets? Well, close to 40 percent of those on a diet attribute a lack of will power as a reason that they give up, stop exercising regularly and resume eating junk, processed and highly unhealthy foods.
The three most popular reasons for failure to stay with a diet are boredom, temptation and fluctuation in weight throughout the duration of the diet. Getting tired of eating healthy food every day, having sugary treats and junk food around you at all times, and yo-yo-ing on the scale can all be difficult and are not farfetched reasons as to why many people just give up.
Some other common reasons as to why a large portion of those on a diet fail to adhere to the healthy habits are things like feelings of restriction, expense, and cravings: all of these can be easily managed when a diet is strict. Changing anything about yourself, especially your diet and exercise routine, is one of the most difficult things you can do. Changing your daily routine, and getting your body and brain on board with a new lifestyle, isn’t something that happens over night. With determination, motivation and goals, diets can actually be as effective as you want them to be.
Adjusting small things here and there to feel less restricted, as well as changing up the way in which you eat throughout the day, can all easily take care of the more common reasons that diets fail, and have you on track to a healthier you in no time. Patience and routine are two important factors when it comes to dieting. Slowly increase the amount of time you stay on course, and the results will speak for themselves.
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