Doing an autopsy on your weight loss failure(s) can be a huge benefit. The only way to improve is to know where you went wrong. Getting at the truth behind your weight loss and subsequent weight gain can sometimes be painful. But autopsies are sometimes that way.
The bottom line: you want a healthy, lean body that will give you the best chance to live healthy for a long time! You need to know the reasons why your weight loss and fat loss efforts failed.
As a personal trainer, I have seen many reasons why people fail at weight loss and fat loss. Here are my top 10 reasons:
1. You must make a real commitment to change eating habits and exercise habits. A real commitment always includes willpower to succeed. That means you won't quit even if you lose some battles along the way. One bad day or bad week won't stop you---you will get back up and keep trying. Its also called perseverance.
2. You try to lose weight all by your lonesome. You need help to accomplish your weight loss goals. That could be a trainer, a friend, a spouse or other family member. Research proves that those who have weight loss buddies are more likely to succeed.
3. Some people are haphazard with workouts and eating habits. Consistency is critical if you want to succeed.
4. You have the wrong workout routine and you're stuck doing the same workout week after week (with little or no results). It matters how you workout. A personal trainer can offer valuable guidance and feedback.
5. You're not working hard enough. It takes hard, smart work to change your body composition. Unfortunately, some people are kind of lazy.
6. You're depending on a fat-burner supplement, powder or weight loss patch to change your body! Stop wasting your money! See number 5.
7. If you are afraid to set goals for fear of not reaching those goals, then you will find some way to sabotage your efforts. For example, you set low goals or no goals and that's what you achieve---very little!
8. If you have low self worth, it will affect everything you do (including your efforts to change your body and lose weight).