When you’re trying to lose weight to be healthier and happier about your appearance, it can be easy to feel like giving up. Many dieters go through the pattern of deciding to be on a diet, depriving themselves from the foods that they really want, and deciding to go off the diet. While most dieters agree that they saw results during their diet, the diet wasn’t doable long-term.

So what is it that makes these diets fail? How are you supposed to find a solution that will produce long-lasting results and allow you to reach your desired weight and keep those extra pounds off?

Learn more about why most diets fail.

Hunger

Dieters sometimes feel hungry shortly after they eat, causing them to overeat and do much more harm than good. However, you shouldn’t be hungry when you’re trying to lose weight. To lose pounds without those hunger pangs, it’s important to focus on healthy foods that keep you fuller longer. These types of foods typically include lean protein, fiber, and good fat.

It’s important to feed your body with the food that it needs. If your diet is inadequate, your body will begin conserving energy which will resist weight loss.

Strict Diet Symptoms

breakfast-cereal-OJIf you’re on a strict diet and cutting out essential nutrients that you need, it’s likely that your body will rebel and cause you to experience symptoms such as mood swings, headaches, physical and mental fatigue, irritability, and feeling foggy overall.

When you change your diet, you should be left feeling better, not worse. A healthy diet will make you feel energized, light, clear-headed and happy. Make sure that you’re eating enough calories and enough carbohydrates. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, add an extra snack to your diet or increase your portions.

While it’s important to cut back on calories and unhealthy foods when you’re trying to lose weight, it’s unhealthy to remove your body’s essentials, which is why you’ll experience these signals.

Cravings

For many dieters, cravings are what cause them to stop dieting and start overeating. Someone may go for a few weeks without giving into anything that they crave. Then, they won’t be able to avoid their temptation which leads to overeating.

Instead of avoiding all unhealthy foods and vowing to never eat them, it’s better to allow yourself small splurges every now and then. Share your favorite dessert every week or buy a cookie from a bakery. Allowing yourself to eat the foods that you want to eat in moderation will help you from overeating in the future.

If you’re struggling with weight loss, understanding why diets fail can help you gain more results. You may also want to consider a Medical Weight Loss Program. Through Synergy Medical Weight Loss Program offered at Aligned Medical Group, you’ll use a variety of medications and natural supplements that will speed your body’s ability to burn fat while reducing appetite and increasing energy levels.To learn more about this program, click here to download our free eBook, Understanding Medical Weight Loss.