Weight Loss Excuses. We’ve all got them, and sometimes they aren’t so bad. But, sometimes they are bad and can hinder our progress. So, are these common excuses keeping your from getting to your desired weight?
Excuse #1 – I don’t like to be hungry. – Well, no one does, but slight hunger is not a bad thing. It’s actually much better than feeling stuffed. Before you make the excuse that you don’t like being hungry, try to figure out exactly what it is you don’t like about it.
Is it painful? Is it gnawing hunger pangs you don’t like? You can avoid those by eating a light meal. But if it’s just a slight hunger pang, you can try drinking a glass of water. Often times, we get hunger signals when it’s not really hunger. If the body is feeling dehydrated, it will send signals to the brain that its hungry.
Excuse #2 – I’ve tried it before and I can’t lose weight. – This can be a legitimate excuse for some weight loss programs that you’ve tried in the past and had no luck with. But the truth is, if you follow a healthy eating plan and watch your calories, the pounds should come off—even if it’s slower than you want.
Excuse #3 – I love good food too much. Well who doesn’t? But are you defining greasy fast food as good food? You can have a lot of good food that not only tastes good but is good for you. So, take some time to define what it is you mean by good food. If it’s Sunday dinner of fried chicken with potatoes and gravy—yeah, that food may taste good, but it may not be the best choice to have on a weekly basis. If you don’t want to give those foods up completely, maybe you can stick to enjoying them only once a month.
Excuse #4 – I hate vegetables. Okay, I’ll give you credit for this one as it may be a legitimate excuse. The truth is, most people don’t like a big variety of vegetables. Most of us have a select few that we like and it’s hard to keep eating the same ones over and over. But think about this, you eat the same junky foods over and over. Why not get in the habit of eating the same healthy choices over and over.
You can also learn new ways to prepare the vegetables you do like to change things up. And don’t forget about using different herbs and spices. Get creative.
Successful weight loss and excuses don’t go together.
In fact, excuses get in the way of anything you want to accomplish, whether its weight loss or learning something new.
The key is to figure out how to get past your excuses so they don’t get in the way and keep you from making progress.