Can’t stick to a diet for more than a few weeks? Here’s why and what to do.
If you can’t stick to a diet for more than a few weeks, this is for you.
Are you saying to yourself, another year has come and gone, and…
- I lost zero weight
- I look the same
- My energy is non-existent
- I don’t like the way I look in pictures
- I don’t feel in control around food.
Why do we always start the year so strong and fizzle out after a few weeks?
I don’t want this year to be another year that comes and goes for you. Another year without anything changing…yet again.
Your health and fitness are too important and so is your happiness and confidence.
I know how to lose weight, but…
We’ve all heard it: “Just eat right and exercise.” Ugh, if it were only that easy!
Knowing what to do and actually doing it are two very different things.
It’s like saying, Why doesn’t every aspiring musician just make a hit song? All it takes is a catchy chorus with a great beat and melody.
Because it’s easier said than done.
If everyone knows “what to do,” then why do so many people struggle with their weight? And why are so many people unhappy with how they look and feel?
If it were as simple as “just sticking with it,” don’t you think you would have “just done it” already?
There’s no secret to losing weight. It’s about doing three things:
- Eating well.
- And doing #1 and #2 consistently.
But it’s being consistent that’s so hard, isn’t it?
I’ve made it my life’s mission to help people stay consistent, and here’s what I’ve learned:
If you want to stay consistent, you have to understand why consistency is so hard.
And why is it hard? It all boils down to these three reasons.
Reason No. 1: The plan you’re trying to follow isn’t sustainable.
Forget about fad diets. You can only follow a cookie, shake or grapefruit diet for so long. You can only follow a no fat, no carb, no sugar, no fun, no anything diet for so long.
Sure, your diet has to be healthy. But what’s more important is it has to be practical and sustainable.
What do I mean?
Does your diet pass the 5-year test?
Before you start any diet, ask, “Can I see myself eating like this five years from now?”
If the answer is, No — then the diet you’re on isn’t sustainable and it’s not going to last.
If the diet or exercise plan you’re trying to follow isn’t sustainable, it’s doomed from the start.
That’s why it’s so important to find the right diet and exercise plan. When you do, it’s so much easier to stick to it. I realize this sounds like common sense, but it’s not common practice.
You can’t expect to stick to a plan that isn’t sustainable…yet people keep attempting crazy diets.
At MyBodyTutor, we don’t do (or encourage) strict and restrictive plans. Why? Because we know diets have to be flexible and it has to work for you. If it doesn’t, it just won’t last.
No diet should be about cutting your favorite foods and never eating them again.
Our goal is for you to be fit and happy, not fit and miserable.
And that’s why we want you to stop going crazy at the gym. It’s just not necessary. 80% of weight loss is about diet. It’s about what, why, and how you eat. Not how many calories you burn on the elliptical.
And intuitively, we all know that’s true. It’s why you see so many people killing themselves at the gym. Day after day, they work out for hours but don’t see any change.
Is it that working out doesn’t help? No, not at all. But you can’t out-run, out-bike, and out-sweat a terrible diet.
But fix what, why, and how you eat and losing weight is simple — even easy.
Here’s a text message a client sent me. Notice she says this diet is getting easier and easier. That’s what you want!
Reason No. 2: You never change your relationship with food.
This is important. So if you’re skimming, stop here and read this all the way through.
Here’s the problem:
Most people go on what I call a “food diet.”
- One month they’re only eating X.
- The next month they’re only eating Y.
- And the next they’re only eating Z.
We all know people like this. They go from one “food diet” to the next.
Sound familiar? Of course, it does. We’ve all done it. We pick a diet and follow the rules for as long as we can. Well, until our willpower runs out.
If the only thing you’re changing is the food you’re eating, you’re not going to change for the long term.
You must change your relationship with food. You must change the way you think and react to food. You must learn the right mindset, habits, and behaviors necessary to lose weight and keep it off. If not, you’ll keep going from one diet to the next. And you’ll never be able to stick with anything.
We follow X plan by willing ourselves to stay strong for as long as we can…until we can’t take it anymore. But eventually, lose steam and go back to our old habits.
Like motivation, willpower isn’t sustainable.
That’s why people gain the weight back. They never learn the right mindset, habits, and behaviors required to keep it off.
They just buckle down and try hard for a few months until they can’t take it anymore.
When you’re “willing” yourself through a diet, it only gets harder and harder as time goes on.
The question I want you to ask is, How do you make sticking to a diet easier?
Here’s how we do it. We change your relationship with food. We help you build the right mindset, habits, and behaviors to lose weight (and keep it off). That’s what we’re about.
While most diets, programs, and “experts” only focus on “what” you’re eating, we’re focusing on the reasons “why” you eat.
Do we care about what you eat? Sure, that’s important. But when you understand “why” you eat, it’s a lot easier to change “what” you eat.
This is why our clients find that it gets easier and easier to stick to the plan. That’s why they’re able to lose the weight and keep it off effortlessly.
Unless you change your relationship with food and the way you think and react to food — you’re not going to lose weight for the long term.
Reason No. 3: You don’t have daily, personal accountability + daily support.
It’s too easy to make and break promises to yourself. No one knows if you keep them or not…so you hardly ever do.
We all know this feeling. The feeling of having lied to ourselves. It’s an awful feeling, isn’t it?
Unless you have daily accountability and support, your diet is going to be very hard to stick with. Why? Because it’s too easy to rationalize our choices and keep up the effort to lose weight.
Enter MyBodyTutor. This is where daily accountability and support come into play, and it’s what makes us different from the billion and one other programs out there.
Not only do we tell you exactly what to do to reach your goal, but your Body Tutor will make sure you actually do it — day in and day out.
It’s tough (almost impossible) to accomplish any goal without accountability, and that’s why accountability is at the heart of MyBodyTutor. No one offers accountability like we do. It’s how we get the results we do.
- When you feel like you’re drifting off track, we’re there.
- When you’re hitting a mental roadblock, like fear of failure or fear of success, we’re there.
Having someone there every day makes all the difference.
So what is accountability?
Imagine it’s your first day of school.
The bell rings and in walks your new physics professor.
He’s carrying a giant red physics textbook.
He looks at the class, slams the book down on the table with a big thud, and says…
“You have six months to study. And at the end of six months, you will have a test. Good luck.” Then he walks out of the room.
Now let me ask, Who do you think will pass a class like this? The physics professor set everyone up for failure.
Now what if INSTEAD, the same professor:
- Holds class every day.
- Has office hours.
- Lets you ask questions.
- Helps you through the challenging parts.
- Supports and guides you every step of the way.
What do you think the success rate will be? It will be high, right?
The difference between everyone failing and everyone passing is the amount of guidance, support and accountability they get.
The same is true with a diet.
Traditionally, you’re told something along the lines of, “Here’s a diet to follow. Now go do it. Good luck!”
When you see the problem for what it is, it’s no wonder the success rate of most diets is so low. And this is the #1 reason why people on traditional programs never reach their goal.
We’ll start out all motivated and lose some weight early on, but we inevitably lose steam or hit a roadblock and quit. (Let’s not even talk about the sustainability aspect in terms of the food plan.)
We’re set up for failure from the beginning! Just like that professor set the class up for failure.
Okay, so how do we set ourselves up for long term weight loss success?
We’ve figured this out at MyBodyTutor. We follow the same principle of guiding and supporting our clients every step of the way.
This is why we have such a high success rate. Not only do we teach you our proven strategies, but we make sure you’re actually doing it day in and day out. And anything and everything that gets in the way, we’ll help you get through.
We get results because we:
- Provide daily support, accountability, and expert guidance.
- Give you a diet and exercise plan that’s practical based on the realities of your life.
- Set you up with a coach who knows how to get the results you want, and how to get you through anything and everything standing in the way.
- Support you whenever you fall off track and through the inevitable roadblocks.
- Set you up with clear and defined goals.
- Teach you in bite-sized-chunks, not a fire-hose of information on day one.
- Teach you the right mindset and help you develop the habits and behaviors necessary to lose the weight and keep it off.
- Give you relentless support and accountability, from a real human being, every single day.
How can you expect to succeed without any support and accountability? If it were as simple as knowing what to do, you would’ve done it already.
Remember, there’s a huge difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it.
So, there you have it: the three reasons why consistency is so hard.
No matter what you do, keep these in mind for your weight loss journey.
I sincerely want to see you succeed because when you improve your health and fitness, you improve everything else in your life. How you feel about yourself spills over into every aspect of your life.
Would I love for you to try MyBodyTutor? Of course! I’ve seen how many people we’ve helped since 2007. My belief and confidence is a direct result of how many people we’ve helped. It’s why I offer a guarantee. You can try my program for a full month. If you don’t feel or see results /aren’t happy with the path we’re on, we’ll give you your money back. It’s as simple as that.
Many people claim they want to improve their lives but they just whine, make excuses and hope things will get better. Year after year, nothing changes. Sadly, some people are happiest when you just let them be unhappy.
I don’t want this year to be another year that comes and goes.
I’ve made it a no-brainer for you to give us a shot. I know it’ll be the last program you ever do. You’ll not only lose the weight and get the body you want, but you’ll learn the skills/mindset and develop the habits/behaviors that you’ll be able to use forever — so you don’t have to deal with losing weight over and over again.
What are you waiting for? Together, we’ll make it happen.