Weight-loss efforts often lead to initial but not long-term successful weight loss and weight-loss maintenance. Why is this so?
Here are some possible reasons.
Unrealistic expectations and failure to realize these expectations can lead you to not follow through on your weight-loss activities, and even quit.
A slow start with not many pounds lost can be too disappointing, and regaining weight can be the outcome.
Losing a lot of weight may still not get you what you really want, and then weight regain can be the result.