5 REAL REASONS why you’re failing to lose weight
After trying countless weight loss/slimming clubs and “diets”, why do so many people still find themselves wondering: “Why is it all so difficult?”
If this sounds familiar and you’re still struggling with weight loss, it might be time to try looking at things from a new angle. So let’s get some basic facts completely clear, right from the start.
I firmly believe that reaching a healthy and sustainable weight is about having the right emotional and behavioural approach. After all, we can resolve many things by the way that we are “programmed” to behave.
Take a deep breath and open your mind to some of the REAL reasons why you might be struggling to achieve (and sustain) your weight loss goals:
…instead of being productive.
You don’t slow down. You constantly feel the need to be on the go. You see exhaustion as a symbol of success and you derive the majority of your self-worth from your workload a busy schedule.
This behaviour pattern leads to poor performance and irregular eating habits. You eat on-the-go, grabbing unhealthy convenience foods and then you find yourself binging because you’re over-hungry from missing a meal.
Good eating habits impact your mental and physical state, and – guess what – you’ll actually achieve more too!
As a perfectionist, you’re quite likely to be rather risk averse too. Your constant quest for perfectionism comes from fear of judgement, which leads to fear of failure.
You are scared of disappointment to the degree that you put off or avoid all situations where success may be uncertain and results not guaranteed. Your fear of failure prevents you from even getting started on a new weight loss programme, especially if you have already failed in the past.
As an over-analyser, you often second guess yourself… don’t you?!
You seek constant reassurance and/or external validation in order to stay on track. Without this, you easily become overwhelmed, seeking comfort in the familiar (often food and/or alcohol). This constant need for reassurance from others prevents you from seeing the bigger picture.
We are all products of our up-bringing and our past experiences. As such, your actions today are driven by prior conditioning.
If you have developed self-limiting beliefs from exposure to failure or difficulties in the past, you will be pre-programmed to yet more failure. This “failure” comes about JUST because you don’t believe you are capable of reaching your weight loss goals.
Deep down, many people don’t believe they are worthy of success. If you are lacking in confidence, you put off doing what you actually know will help you, so you self-sabotage from the outset.
Your lack of self-compassion prevents you from respecting yourself as a capable person. What’s more, you often have enormous, unrealistic expectations which only lead to self-deprecating behaviour and relentless, negative self-talk.
Is this you?
The majority of the people I work with struggle with at least one, if not several, of these self-imposed barriers. The good news is that by working to adopt a more positive perspective, you will banish your doubts, lose weight and enjoy a healthier, happier life.
Regardless of how daunting it might seem – and trust me, I’m speaking from personal experience – there 𝘪𝘴 an antidote to managing your behaviours. Armed with new knowledge, you will be free to achieve the body, goals and lifestyle that you dream of.
So if you’re absolutely done with trying and failing to achieve (or sustain) results, and you can’t understand why nothing ever works for you, please reach out.
Book in for your breakthrough call with me right away and let’s discuss how I can help you.
Contact me for a free chat today.
Love Louise xx