The Vicious Cycle Of Yo-Yo Dieting
The Main Reason Most People Fail Achieving Their Goals
(and what you should do instead…)
Yo-yo dieting. You know the pattern: You lose weight then you gain it back. You lose weight again and then gain it all back. Over and over and over again.
Today I’m going to share with you the number one reason why people are constantly going on ‘yo-yo’ diets and restarting their programmes. It’s that time of year now where the majority of people will give up on their new year’s resolutions.
So why is this? Why do people always feel the need to start a new diet or training programme over and over again?
The answer’s simple…it’s because they aren’t seeing the results in their health and fitness they’d hoped for. 95% of people who start out on a diet will end up heavier than when they first started. And there’s hundreds of diet and health companies out there worth millions of pounds ( I won’t name any of them here) yet they’re failing to give people the results they want.
These diet ‘giants’ are promoting rapid results (which is what people want) however, if you’re trying to achieve a 2 year goal in 2 weeks, guess what’s going to happen? You’ll end up bouncing back and ending up worse than when you started.
You try to overhaul your entire lifestyle overnight because you’ve seen someone doing something similar on Facebook or Instagram. All the ‘inspiring’ photos of people plastered in filters. Yes, this is great for motivation but it can also have the opposite effect…
If you’re trying to overhaul your life and achieve your goals overnight, I’m sorry to tell you, you’re going to be disappointed.
In our gym we’ve got a quote on the wall that says “the purpose of a goal isn’t to achieve the goal. It’s what the goal makes us as a person that counts”.
Achieving success and reaching your goals means you’re going to develop into an entirely different person. But this takes time. It takes time to become that new version of you.
The person you are right now isn’t the person you’ll be when you achieve your goal.
And this is where the confusion comes from…
People are trying to marry the two together and totally forgetting about the journey to their goal. It simply isn’t a sustainable way to live your life. It will leave you upset and on the constant lookout for new diets and training programmes to start.
So you want a sustainable way to reach your goals right?
And to do that we must take a step by step approach. That’s taking into account your daily habits when it comes to nutrition and exercise. Your goal should be to think about slowly improving these every-single-day. And that’s the answer if you want to truly achieve your health and fitness goals – it’s in the small steps each and every day.
One Degree Change At A Time
When you’re thinking about changing your lifestyle, think about small incremental changes. A great example would be that of a cruise liner. Imagine if that cruise liner was to change its course of direction by just one degree. It would end up at a totally different destination.
And it’s the same with your health and fitness goals.
All of your small degrees of change add up over time to make a massive change. Think about changing one tiny habit every single day – not only that, but sticking to it on a daily basis.
Let’s say for example you wake up 5-10 minutes earlier every day to prepare your lunch. That will have a massive impact over the course of your day. No longer will you be getting to lunch time and thinking “I’ve got to nip to the cafe for dinner” where you’ll pick up some unhealthy convenience food to fill you up. You’ll be ready and prepared for the day ahead.
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Another little change you might think about making could be getting to bed half an hour earlier. Sleep is vitally important for repair and recovery of your body. The knock on effect of this little change alone is huge!
More energy for the following day
Feel fresh and ‘alive’ in the morning
Fully recovered and recharged
Making these little changes in your life isn’t just going to impact you… Think about how proud your family and kids would be of you for spending more time with them, having more energy and being ‘present’.
If you want to achieve your goals, whatever they may be, whether it’s weight loss, become a more confident person, or just tone up a little, you’re not going to get there as the current version of you right now.
It’s going to take small incremental changes in your lifestyle to create the new, more improved version of you.
Change One Habit at a Time. It Adds Up to Massive Results Over Time.
Let’s make 2017 the year you turn your life around and achieve your health and fitness dreams. Feel free to send me any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you.