The biggest mistake people make as it pertains to dieting is to solely concentrate on the movement of the scale and define it as a success or failure if the number moves or doesn’t move.
The process of fat loss is biological. It requires eating in a regulated and structured fashion combined with activity to trigger a response thus making it very unrealistic to think this is an overnight process. Every person is also unique and responds to diet and exercise differently because of genetics, fitness levels, nutritional history, and food sensitivities. Keeping this in mind, when it comes to fat loss, there will be good weeks and slow weeks. If you adhere to your program fully, there will never be any bad weeks. Ever.
A properly strategized plan executed with consistency will always yield results – this is the one constant in dieting. Focusing on the behaviours of a structured program rather than the outcome is the key to both short term and long term success in any weight loss program.
Get off the scale. Prep your food. Get your workouts in. That’s the secret.