A new study found dieters who reported wanting to lose weight saw the needle on the scale move in the wrong direction, leading researchers to ask the question: Why are dieters struggling to shed pounds and maintain weight loss? Here, a look at the research, why weight loss wasn’t achieved and how to make shedding pounds easy and sustainable.
WHY WASN’T WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESSFUL?
WHY CONSISTENCY BEATS PERFECTION
HOW TO MAKE WEIGHT LOSS EASIER
“Oftentimes, people lose sight of the simplicity of weight loss and get lost in all of the new fad diets … and that can be a roadblock to weight loss because they end up trying something that’s not sustainable, fall away from it and then regain weight and get frustrated,” says Cross.
Rather than going on a restrictive diet, Cross suggests setting realistic goals and eating balanced meals that incorporate all of the food groups, including carbohydrates, fat and fiber, to help reduce cravings and make weight loss sustainable long-term. Think of it as a lifestyle change, not a diet.