Number One Reason Why Most Diets Fail
Forget finding the perfect weight loss plan — find a plan you can follow for life.
The vast majority of weight loss plans and attempts to lose weight fail not because they’re bad plans, but because people don’t follow them. You could lose weight following any diet or routine in the world. Absolutely anything, including Paleo, Weight Watchers, South Beach, carb counting, etc.
In addition, people get so worked up with the details of a plan (when should I workout, how should I workout, what should I eat, how often should I eat, etc) that they get frustrated and just revert 360 degrees back to their old lifestyle.
Quit trying to be perfect.
I don’t suggest a halfass approach to weight loss, but I do suggest you quit worrying about things that don’t matter nearly as much as just sticking to some sort of plan does. 30% of Americans will be obese within a couple of decades, so it’s safe to say most of us can quit worrying about the exact food we need to eat to lose weight, or what time of day we should workout, or what kind of exercises we should do, or how long we should exercise Monday through Saturday, etc.
All of it’s just a distraction.
It’s fine to delve deeper and learn more about fitness, nutrition, health, etc as we go along on our weight loss journeys, but man, the vast majority of us just need to find something to we can stick to period. That something is counting calories.
While absolutely any diet program or routine in the world will help you lose weight, nothing is as sustainable and easier to stick to as counting calories. And if you don’t want to count calories, that’s fine — just know that actually sticking to some kind of plan is much more important than finding the perfect plan.
That’s a fact.