There are a large number of people who have been earnestly following a Fat Loss Diet Program, for quite a long time but are frustrated that they have not been able to get significant results, Perhaps you are one of them. If so, you will be interested in finding out what has gone wrong?
Strictly from a logical point of view, if you have excess calories stored in your body, then you need to find a way to burn those excess calories. Just as removing and throwing out unwanted junk from an overstuffed box will make it less heavy and easier to carry, so should burning the excess calories make your body slim and attractive! But why has this not happened?
There could be some problems with many a Fat Loss Diet Program
People who are determined to lose weight begin by cutting down on what they eat. You experience a sense of satisfaction, when you are successful with your first fat loss diet experiment. You give up a particular high calorie diet - your favorite dishes and you sometimes even skip your breakfast or lunch. It looks great when you have successfully resisted your temptation to go for a bite of your favorite dish. And if you have skipped a lunch or breakfast and you have still been able to carry on with your normal activities, you have a real sense of achievement.
Fat Loss Diet Programs may have the Opposite Effect!
Unfortunately, the dictum ‘Well begun is half done’ doesn’t apply to the best fat loss diet program. Or, in another sense, it does, literally, when the emphasis is on ‘half done.’ Yes, it is always half done, never accomplished!
There are a couple of reasons. Typical Diet programs do not reduce the calories beyond a point. This is because dieters often begin their diet programs with a vengeance, with a resolve to achieve the seemingly impossible. So they get tough with themselves, eat very little or skip a lunch or breakfast, in their eagerness to drive out the excess fat quickly. This often has the opposite effect of their more than making up for their “sacrifice,” often unconsciously. After all, I didn’t have anything for the breakfast. So, I deserve an extra helping of the tasty meat during my lunch. The result is that the body quickly gains whatever fat it lost in the morning!
The body learns to stop losing weight!
The body also learns a trick or two to ensure that it does not lose fat beyond certain point. That is why many people on diet programs often find that they have reached a dead end in their journey towards weight loss. So, it appears that turning back and walking towards your starting point looks a better option than standing close to a deadend with no progress.
For a Fat Loss Diet Program to work, it should focus on two things:
1) The psychological aspects – understanding how the unconscious mind sabotages the process of losing fat.
2) The physiological aspects – how bodily adaptations can stall the weight loss program.