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Why Your New Year's Weight Loss Resolution Will End In Tears

By Howe Russ

It's that time of year again when everybody makes resolutions to lose weight. For most people this year's resolution will end just like the last one did, with no progress being made despite the best intentions in the world. Most people who attempt diet plans in January don't know how to lose weight and, as a result, they fail to get started before the wheels have fallen off.

Let's look at why people find it difficult to get lasting results.

Over the years, January has become the month where gym memberships soar in popularity and most of those memberships don't last the year despite people having good intentions when they initially take them out. If this situation sounds familiar to you, you can relax safe in the knowledge that it's certainly not something which has just affected you.

One of the biggest mistakes any dieter can make is putting all of their eggs into one basket. By telling yourself that everything is going to change on January 1st, that is exactly what you are doing. You cannot change your lifestyle overnight and usually when people realize it's not going to be plain sailing they fall off the wagon and cancel the whole thing.

Perhaps you make these goals every year purely because society tells you that it's what you are supposed to do at the end of the year. However, you won't actually achieve anything until you start getting a little bit more serious with yourself.

It's all just a way of comforting yourself, creating reasons which make it okay for you to fail. Your body doesn't really care whether it's the first of January or the twelve of February. Yet if you ask somebody to start their next diet on a Thursday you'll generally get a look of shock from them. Ultimately, if you're going to do it you'll do it.

Ultimately it's a ready-made excuse for you and you know it. If you are going to allow yourself to fail in your next diet routine purely because it's a Wednesday and you now need to wait until next Monday before you get back on your routine, you have become your own worst enemy. Dieting is the same no matter what day it happens to be.

Once you begin learning how to work at a slightly lower calorie intake than normal and begin adding other proven steps, such as regular meals and plenty of water, you will begin to see results.

Rather than making excuses for why your latest diet failed and why you were unable to stick to it this time around, try looking at the facts. It's not that you don't know how to lose weight, it's that you probably aren't truly ready to commit to a lifestyle change at the moment.

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