In an essence, weight loss is simple. In order to experience healthy weight loss, you need to maximize your calories output while reducing your calories input in healthy manner. However, things seldom go as planned, there are a lot of things that can cause your diet to crash, from simple thing such as lacking willpower to utterly complex thing such as hidden calories. Here are five habits which may disrupt or fail your diet over time:

1. Not having well stocked pantry

One of the healthiest meals that you can have is the one that you cook yourself. Even if it's a simple salad, you won't be able to cook one if you don't have the necessary basic ingredients. Our pantry often becomes the deciding factor whether we will bother to cook the meals ourselves or to dine outside. Here is a list of basic ingredients that you should have in your pantry.

2. Not having enough sleep

Having enough rest and sleep should your top priority whether you are in weight loss diet or not. A research suggested that person who sleep less than 4 hours is 73% more obese than those who sleeps between 7 to 9 hours. On top of that, sleep can also relieve your body tension and stress. In order to have a quality life, having enough rest is essential.

3. Weighing yourself everyday

Set up a weekly goal rather than a daily goal. Weighing yourself everyday will only make you more and more anxious since our body weight is fluctuating according to many factors. Do yourself a favor and weigh yourself weekly or biweekly.

4. Not having a meal plan

While having a meal plan doesn't sound like a happy plan, you should really write your own daily meal plan if you are serious about losing weight. Measure and plan what you will eat throughout the week. Your meal plan should be feasible and easy enough to get so that there's a less chance that you will violate it. A good meal plan will also take into account unexpected meals. Try to make room for unexpected meals that you will have at restaurant and how you will cope with it.

5. Thinking everything will go as planned

In fact it rarely goes as planned. You will need to prepare for these and set up a reasonable and feasible long term goal for yourself. More importantly, you should take time and find out why you want to do this diet. Focus and remember your purpose and don't be dismayed if things don't go as well as planned.


  1. Tasha Chan said...

    Number 2 always happens to me. I just can't seem to get enough sleep lately and my weight has been going north.

  2. Kelly said...

    People often overlook the importance of having enough sleep and rest while they are dieting. Glad that you mention it on your list.

  3. Anonymous said...

    Not having enough exercise should made it into the list also :).

  4. brian said...

    I agree that exercise should be on this list, perhaps you miss it out? On top of that I heard that having enough sex can boost your weight loss rate, but perhaps this is just a misconception.

  5. Soju said...

    Consuming too much alcohol should be on the list also, well it applies for me anyway !

  6. Cherry said...

    Exercise is a no brainer therefore I don't include it there :).

  7. ♥ Hayley said...

    Weighing myself every day gets me. It's so sad when you're doing well, and then the next day you're up 2 lbs anyway.

    I need to stop doing that, but the suspense kills me. haha

  8. Health Freak Mommy said...

    I find weighing myself everyday helps in controlling my weight. At least if I see that the needle has moved slightly to the right, I can curb my food intake the following day.

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