Dieting is an arduous endeavor. It is tricky. It tests you in all kinds of ways, and you are bound to make mistakes. See if you make one of these mistakes.
1. Jump right in before you’re ready.
Just like anything else you do that is not second nature, preparation is so necessary. For more on getting ready go to the Reading Room on the left-hand side of this blog.
2. Counting on your diet to do what you should be doing.
Your diet is merely a food plan detailing what to eat and how much to eat. Someone has to work this food plan. That someone is you. So don’t count on your diet to do the heavy lifting. This is your job. For more about your job when it comes to dieting, go to the Reading Room on the left-hand side of this blog and check out the relevant categories
3. Not learning from your mistakes.
How many times have you heard “you learn from your mistakes.” Well, it’s true. And it’s certainly the case when your trying to lose weight. If you are dieting, you probably make a very predictable mistake. It’s called a diet cheat. Everyone, but everyone cheats on their diet. But not every dieter learns from her cheats. Learning from your cheats separates the successful from the not successful dieter. If you want to know more about how to profit from cheating on your diet, go to “Cheat on diet” in the Reading Room of this blog.
4. Thinking it’s just about food and eating.
Successful dieting and weight loss, believe it or not, have little to do with eating and food. Women who want to lose weight know that it takes some important changes to their behavior and their thinking, and these changes supersede all else. These changes determine the food you put in your mouth and what and how much you eat. If you concentrate all your energy on food and eating, that will be the tail wagging the dog.