First of all, it’s not your fault. If you really want to lose weight, you can.
That said, just the fact that you haven’t been able to lose weight so far might give you a big clue about why you can’t lose weight.
Maybe you’re not going about it the right way.
If that’s true, it’s not your fault either. If you really want to lose weight, regular weight-loss diets, regular weight-loss gurus and regular weight loss meal plan all put the focus on the wrong thing.
Think about it. You didn’t go out and intentionally put on your excess weight, right? Unless your parents were nutritional counsellors, they had no way of knowing how to help you stop gaining weight. While your schools taught you Phys. ed., sex ed., and offered psychological counselling, they probably didn’t tell you anything about weight management.
So you’re really not sure how you ended up carrying excess weight. You make guesses about (or blame) things like your metabolism, emotional eating or just loving food too much. Yet there are others out there with all those conditions who don’t have the same weight loss struggles as you.
If you’re not really sure what factors – factors that are unique to you – conspired to give you extra weight, why would you expect a weight loss diet or program, that you found on a website or book, to work like magic to address all those factors that are uniquely yours, and lead to healthy sustained weight loss, just for you?
Focusing on Weight Loss is Why You Haven’t Been Able to Lose Weight
It’s not about the weight scale, it’s not about going hungry, it’s not about counting every single calorie.
Your focus must be on learning how to live a healthier lifestyle. And if you’re saying to yourself right now that you already feel healthy, the healthiest of us can always lead a healthier lifestyle.
What does living a healthier lifestyle entail?
Two basic things: eating a balanced diet with healthy, nutritious foods and adding physical activities to your day.
How do you balance your diet?
The nutritional counsellors at your nearest Herbal One location will create a plan just for you.
How do you add more activity to your day?
When you visit Herbal One, park further away from the front door then you normally would. And think of other ways just like that to help you get started.
If you want to begin learning about healthier nutrition, check out our article “What are Essential Nutrients and Why Are They Essential?”