Losing weight can be a bit of a minefield, with literally 100’s of weight loss experts, nutritionists, celebrities and personal trainers all telling you different things about how to lose weight the best way. There’s diets upon diets that combine with exercise programmes that promise to get you into the best shape of your life. It is no surprise that the weight loss industry is currently thriving whilst being expected to be with over $200 billion by 2019.
But realistically the weight loss industry survives on one aspect of life and that is failure. If people didn’t struggle to keep to their crazy diets and workout routines, then there would be no need to come up with more crazy conceptions along the variety of shakes and pills.
The truth of it all is diets work! Now I know this goes against what you’ve been told and I argued for years that they don’t work, but diets do what they are meant to do which is help you to lose weight. There is just one little part of life that they don’t do and what A LOT of weight loss experts forget to tell you about. They don’t help you with Adherence. Now for anyone following All About Me Fitness for the past couple of years won’t be unusual, I have a tendency to go on about it a fair bit. But it really is that important.
Adherence literally means sticking to it… So if you chose a diet thats low on calories and can’t stick to it, then don’t be shocked if you start to put on weight after it. It’s not the diet that hasn’t worked, it’s the fact you’ve chosen something you couldn’t adhere to.
So when making a decision to lose weight stop for a minute and ask yourself can I stick to this plan? If the answer is yes, then take a big deep breath and go for it. However if the answer is no then keep on looking, cause ultimately you won’t get the results you’re looking for.
The final point I want to make on adherence is when you’re losing weight to keep at it. So many times I have clients coming in doing all the right things but the scales aren’t changing, but the ones that keep doing all those right things despite the little set backs are the ones that end up with the best results. Don’t let the small upsets get in the way of the bigger picture 🙂 keep adhering to your plan and the results will follow!