How to Lose Weight When Nothing Works

You are on your period, suffering from PMS, and decide to have a diet pop. You pop the top, take a sip, and suddenly realize that your diet isn’t coming back. Not even a little bit. It tasted foul. Like someone had puked in it. You try a different flavor, but even that one is bland in comparison to what you’re craving. You throw the drink away, but decide to try another. And another. Until you’ve tried them all and nothing tastes as good as what you want to eat. That’s when you know you’re in trouble.

This is how a lot of women feel when they try to lose weight. Unfortunately, many of them decide that this isn’t a problem they need to fix. That’s because they think there’s an easy solution. Something that will make them look like those perfect Instagram models. And while there are solutions for more extreme cases, these cases are the result of women trying to use too many methods to lose weight. Some of the methods might even be dangerous.

Dieting Didn’t Work For Me

This past year I’ve tried several diets. I even went a step further and tried a diet plan specifically designed for people with diabetes. I’ve tried Atkins, the grapefruit diet, and even a vegan diet. I’ve dropped a total of 20 pounds on these diets and kept it off for a while. Unfortunately, when I didn’t adhere to the rules of the diet, especially when I started to feel better, the pounds would pile back on me. In a way, I felt like I was cheating on the diet because I felt so good and the food tasted so good. It was like breaking a chocolate addiction. Once the food is no longer something you crave, you begin to see the weight loss as unsustainable and you go back to your old habits. The key is to find something that you can keep up with while also feeling good. Something that makes you feel like you’re on the right path even when you don’t see the results you’re looking for.

Losing Weight Was Never Easy For Me

As a woman, it’s not easy to admit that you have a weight problem. We’re taught to believe that being thin is a sign of beauty and that those who are more heavily-set are less attractive. Society places a lot of pressure on women to look a certain way, especially if you’re on social media. So when you see a photo of a beautiful woman that has your head reeling with thoughts of “I could look like that,” it’s easy to become disheartened when you don’t see the results you want. Add to that the pressure to lose the weight as soon as possible and you have a recipe for disaster.

The Dangers Of Going On A ‘Fad Diet’

While it might be easy to fall into a vicious cycle of trying to lose weight only to regain it once you stop trying, that doesn’t mean you have to. There are ways to avoid that trap. One way is to avoid going on a “fad diet” that promises quick results. These kinds of diets, such as the paleo diet or the keto diet, are heavily criticized because they don’t teach you how to get off the diet once you’ve gone on it. They don’t teach you how to make healthy choices, so it’s easy for people to fall off the wagon once the diet kicks in. What most people don’t realize is that while these diets might help you lose weight, it probably won’t help you maintain it. The moment you start to see the effects of the diet and start to believe that this is the key to weight loss, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment when you find yourself right back at the starting line, longing for that cheeseburger you were trying to avoid all along. Your best bet for losing weight is to find a diet plan that you can keep up with, even when your results aren’t what you want right away. It’s all about finding something that works for you.

The Perils Of Going Undereated

It’s a common misconception that eating less will make you lose weight. You might think that depriving yourself of food will help you shed those extra pounds. But eating less than what you need might actually do the opposite. When you’re undernourished, your body starts storing excess calories as fat. So if you’re trying to lose weight, it might be a dangerous strategy to go hungry. One way to avoid that trap is to eat smaller portions more frequently. Studies have also shown that eating smaller portions more frequently helps you lose weight. So instead of going for the full food truck, why not load up on snacks and bring them to work? Or why not try a different tactic and load up on fruits and vegetables to make your food taste better? You might be surprised how many calories you’re actually taking in when you overeat. Sometimes you can get away with stuffing yourself, but often times that extra weight comes back after a while. So while it’s tempting to go overboard and eat whatever you want when you want it, it might not be the best strategy. Fill up on snacks and light fare between meals to avoid storing calories as fat. If you’re looking for a way to lose weight, consider trying a diet that doesn’t involve starving yourself.

Reducing Your Sodium Intake

We’re all aware of the importance of sodium in our diets. Everyone needs it, but too much sodium can be quite harmful. Too much sodium can cause your blood pressure to go up, leading to serious health problems. Reducing your sodium intake can help bring down that blood pressure and make you feel better, both physically and mentally. If someone tells you that you have a weight problem and tries to convince you to lose the pounds, tell them about the dangers of excessive sodium. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Consult With A Physician

No, I don’t mean ask them for professional medical advice—although that can be quite helpful at times. I mean that you need to make sure that you’re not one of the many women who have tried to lose weight only to find themselves in a dangerous situation. Women who try to lose weight without the proper medical support can put themselves at risk for health problems. If you suspect that you’re at risk for any kind of health problem, it’s imperative that you consult with a physician. They can help diagnose the root of the problem and put you on the right path to healing. Don’t be afraid to ask them what treatments they can offer or suggest—beings you’re always healthy, it’s the way you want to live your life, and you want to make sure that you’re taking good care of yourself.

Women who want to lose weight are often times confused as to what is the best way to go about it. It’s easy to become disheartened when you don’t see the results you want, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a solution. If you’re determined to lose the weight and don’t want to go the unhealthy route, there are options out there that can help. Simply find something that you can keep up with and that makes you feel good about yourself. Even if you don’t see the results you want right away, you’re more than likely to find something that will help you out. And once you start to see the benefits, you’ll never want to go back. Good luck out there.