Why Do We Give Up on Ourselves So Easily?
It’s amazing how quickly some people can find ways to “prove” that weight loss doesn’t work for them. It’s the easy way out, but they don’t take it because they’re lazy. They take it because they give up on themselves and don’t have faith that they really can manage their weight.
By taking a look at some of the ways people avoid managing their weight, giving up on themselves in the process, you can avoid being one of them.
- I Changed My Diet for Two Weeks and Nothing Happened– No matter how much evidence we see to the contrary, too many people still see weight loss as a quick, one-time process that will change their lives forever.How people give up on themselves: When, after trying the latest diet, they either didn’t get the results they expected or they increased their weight following the diet, they see that as proof that trying to lose weight doesn’t work for them.How to avoid being one of them: There’s only one way to change your life forever and that is to change your life forever. Weight management is a long-term commitment. And you’re worth it.
- I Have No Energy for Exercise– It’s a simple equation: the more exercise you get, the more weight you lose.How people give up on themselves: They go out and buy a gym membership, get a nifty exercise wardrobe and quickly get into a lifestyle that they’re not prepared for. When they can’t maintain it, they blame low energy and go back to the couch.How to avoid being one of them: Carrying extra weight saps your energy. When you suddenly increase your physical activity, it’s natural that your body rebels. By getting the proper nutrition throughout your weight management program and by adding only as much extra activity as you’re comfortable with at first, you’ll find it easier to burn lots of extra calories.
- I’m Hungry All the Time– Many people really do feel hungry all the time. Like everyone else, they don’t like hunger pangs and they eat to get rid of them.How people give up on themselves: Instead of watching their diet, they eat the most convenient foods, those that are high in calories and low in nutrition. They never bother to consider that they are hungry because they’re not giving their body the nutrition it craves.How to avoid being one of them: Find out which foods fill you up more so you reduce the hunger pangs without eating a lot more food. Foods that contain lots of water and fibre, like vegetables, will help you feel fuller longer. And they are more nutritious too.
When you need help to avoid giving up on yourself, talk to your local nutrition professional who will be happy to show you healthier food options that will maintain proper nutrition so you have the energy you need to manage our weight.