Something that frustrates me is when you (or someone you know) thinks you have failed because you tried someone else’s diet and could not stick to it.
This can lead you down to feeling like a failure and lower your energy and your self-worth! This is the wrong path to head down if you want to feel amazing and live better.
There are so many reasons that people don’t stick to diets but here are a few reasons and things you can do about them.
Here are a few reasons why you may fail diets and what to do instead:
You try to use willpower instead of habits or science.
*When you rely on willpower, you can drain your tank before the end of the day. When you set your environment up for success, so it can work for you, not against you, you will automatically be aligned to do what you ultimately want to to.
HABITS are the key here! When something is a habit you do it without thinking. This takes so much less brain power.
Think about brushing your teeth – you don’t spend time thinking and deciding if you should brush your teeth each day, you just do it. This is how things could be for you when it comes to healthy eating and exercise!
This makes it SO much easier!
You have an all or nothing mentality with a program or plan.
*Ditch the all or nothing mentality and eat based on foundations of nutrition. Keep in mind, perfection is the enemy of good! Bottom line – you need to have some involvement in creating the plan that works for you otherwise it will be hard to stick with!
Your diet or plan are not taking into account who YOU are, your personality and your life situation.
*Stop and ask yourself if this diet was ever really a good fit for you. I am a volume eater. I love eating so it plans that made me really restrict always backfired. If you are traveling all the time, you need a different plan than someone always home. If you like to snack all day, you are going to eat differently than someone who prefers bigger meals. IT IS ALL OK! It just needs to be about you and it needs to be backed by good sound nutrition.
Credit: Ali Hively; Fitness instructor here at The Wembley Club, and owner/founder of Kijia Living!