Dealing With Weight Loss Setbacks

Weight loss setbacks plague pretty much anyone and everyone who tries to lose weight.  It’s something you need to deal with…but not beat yourself up over.

What kinds of setbacks might you expect, and what can you do about them?  Let’s take a look and see.

Dedication for the Long Run

Sometimes your dedication falters and you might eat or drink things that are “off the diet”.  Stop!  Don’t use it as an excuse to go hog-wild (so to speak) and abandon your weight loss plan!

It’s important to not let small setbacks get in the way of your overall weight loss goal.  Don’t give up on sensible eating and exercise, just because you ate pizza and drank some beer one night.

Cut yourself some slack, dust yourself off and get back on track.

Life – It Can Get in the Way

Life does have a tendency to throw our carefully-laid plans into disarray.  You plan your meals out for the week and somehow, it just doesn’t work out every day.  Something happens and throws you for a loop.

Maybe you’ve had a bad day at work, or had an argument with your spouse/significant other.  You get stuck in traffic and are starving!  That fast-food drive through is looking awfully good…

…if that drive-thru calls and you answer, just remember — make the best possible choices and skip the fries.

Weight Loss Setbacks Happen

Maybe in the past, you’ve thrown in the towel on dieting when you hit the first obstacle.  “Weight loss just isn’t for me!” you might exclaim.  But you’d be wrong!

Accept the fact that there will be momentary lapses.  After all, you’re only human.  Just don’t let the weight loss setbacks derail your dieting effort for good.

Getting “back on the wagon”?  It’s as close as your next meal.

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