One of the most frustrating aspects of dieting for most people is the inevitable plateau. That’s when you lose a certain amount of weight and do not seem to be able to go beyond that point. This is incredibly common when people start to get close to reaching their goal weight and are not able to knock off those final few pounds that would bring them across the finish line. There are numerous ways that you may be sabotaging yourself and preventing you from reaching that goal and you may be surprised to discover what they are and how you may be able to overcome them. Which of the following apply to you?
1. You’re Just Giving Up
Although you have made tremendous progress and have managed to stick to your diet plan religiously, you seem to be hitting a wall as you near that magic number. What you may not realize is that getting close to your goal is a kind of mental trigger for some people that tells them it’s OK to start slacking off a little. Even though it may feel like it’s time to relax a bit and scale things back to celebrate your success, it’s actually a good time to double down on your efforts and work extra hard to strip away those final stubborn pounds.