Here’s another question that I had recently that I thought may be a common issue for many…
I’m having a really hard time with fasting and dieting in general. I was doing well for about a week or so but lately it has gotten increasingly hard to stick with it. Any suggestions?
I am sorry that you are having a difficult time. It’s very frustrating and demoralizing when you try and it feels like you are getting nowhere.
Sticking to a diet plan can be difficult. There are years and years of habits (both conscious and subconscious) that are constantly challenging you to make you go back to what you know and what is comfortable.
To be honest, a really big part of it is down to mindset. I don’t know if you have ever done any mindset work before. Now I know it may sound a bit airy-fairy, but it is so powerful.
You may consciously think “I need to lose this weight”, but if you have subconscious self-sabotaging beliefs going on in your head (that run beneath the surface and you don’t even know it), then any attempt to change can be made almost impossible.
You also have to watch what you say to yourself. If you say “I’m having a really hard time” that feeds your subconscious and can sabotage your progress. After all, what you think, you create.
Other than that, it will take some work. And you’ve got to be prepared to put in the hard yards. If you’re down, you’ve got to be prepared to pick yourself up again and again and again… as many times as it takes. That’s where your commitment comes in, as well as having a supportive environment.
Good luck with it, and whatever you do, don’t give up.