By Haley Tyler, guest post
What happened? You had a plan in place, food in the fridge, and a pair of dream jeans in the closet. And yet you find yourself cheating on your diet — again! If you’ve started and failed a diet, know that you are not alone! In fact, you’re in the majority. Studies show that almost 72 percent of us have committed to a diet only to fail in the end.
Here’s the thing. Going on a diet is often viewed as a temporary adjustment for a permanent solution. “Since dieting, by definition, is a temporary food plan, it won’t work in the long run,” says health expert Meg Selig. “Yes, you lose weight, but about 95 percent of people who lose weight by dieting will regain it in 1-5 years.”
So how should you start a healthy weight loss program? It begins by developing healthy lifestyle habits.
IdealShape surveyed 55,385 people in a survey after they signed up for a weight loss challenge to ask about their history with diets and their success in achieving their goals. We found the Top 6 reasons that people failed at their diet, and we devised six easy solutions.