Slow results are sometimes the most frustrating part of anyone’s weight loss journey. We start with high hopes of achieving our ‘ideal’ weight in no time, only to find that within weeks (days?) we’re disappointed. While outstanding weight loss results are promoted, many people achieve slow results. What causes the difference?
With any program, some people will struggle to be compliant, some will do everything required but have slow results, and others will do everything right and have spectacular results.
People struggling form the largest group. Changing behaviour is hard, and these are the people who struggle to make change. The key is to find ways to make it all easier.
This is not as simple as “I want to weigh 70kg”. Ask yourself:
Set your goal clearly and focus on the reasons why you want to achieve it.
Clarity is the key, with guidelines so simple that there is no doubt about what you need to do.
Not everyone can manage massive change, so if confidence is lacking, look at one small change that you do feel confident making. It might be as simple as ensuring you eat some vegetables at each meal. Engaging a coach is extremely helpful: they have experience and expertise to help you confidently make changes.
If you are achieving slow results, don’t despair. Time will pass whatever you decide to do, so taking it slow and easy – and building confidence throughout – is in some ways more valuable than trying to do it all at once. Especially if doing it all at once leads to giving up.
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