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These 5 Psychological Barriers Might Be the Reason Behind Your “Unsuccessful” Weight Loss Diet Plan: Insights from a Nutritionist for Weight Loss and a Dietician for Weight Loss

Tried every weight loss food and diet plan under the sun to no avail? We get it, this can be totally disheartening. After staying off your favorite treats for months or spending hours in the gym and you have nothing to show for it, you get to be disappointed. But even if you keep ending up back at square one after all this effort, it doesn’t mean that you can never achieve your goals. There is always a way!

If the paragraph above describes you, it is no surprise that you might be wondering why no weight loss diet plan seems to work for you. But have you ever stopped to consider that it might not be what food you eat or how many miles you run that is making your efforts pointless? Yes, there is more to losing weight than following the latest trending weight loss diet plan or magic supplements on the internet. Sometimes, your mind could be your worst enemy when it comes to shedding those few extra pounds. Weight loss is hard enough as it is without adding psychological barriers into the mix. Sadly, though, sometimes these pesky barriers might creep up on you without you even realizing the harm they are causing in your weight loss journey.

What you have to remember is that even when it seems impossible, you can reach your goals with the right help. Let’s talk about the five most common psychological barriers that might be hindering your progress. From negative self-talk to stress-induced snacking, these barriers can be tricky to identify and even harder to overcome. That is why you need to dig deep into your psyche and learn about the mental barriers that might be standing between you and your dream body.

Read on to learn directly from the best dietician in Mumbai about how to bring these hidden saboteurs to light and tackle them head-on!

Negative Self-Criticism

While being able to constructively criticize yourself is a great trait, sometimes even this can get too negative. When you constantly engage in negative talk with yourself about the food choices you make or how your body looks, finding the motivation to continue with your weight loss diet plan can be really difficult. You might even be doing this to yourself without realizing how detrimental it is to your progress. The best way to overcome this trait is by being more compassionate to yourself. Focus on what you love about your body rather than hyper-fixating on what you perceive to be flawed. A great way to cut down on negative self-talk is by asking yourself this– would you be talking to a loved one like you are talking to yourself? If the answer is no, then try to be kinder to yourself when engaging in self-criticism.

Fear of Failure

In this age of technology, where millions of people are posting seemingly impossible fitness updates on social media platforms every minute, it is only natural that you wonder whether you are going to make it or not. This contributes to a growing fear of failure that magnifies each time you face a setback or slip-up. The best way to combat this fear is by using it as motivation rather than letting it paralyze you. You have to understand that setbacks are a part of every weight loss journey and that progress is so much more important than perfection. Also make sure to set small, achievable goals that you can work towards. Break your weight loss journey into smaller goals, and use the momentum of achieving them to push yourself further.

Emotional Eating

Binge eating or emotional eating can be a tough habit to break. When you turn to food to deal with mental health issues such as anxiety or depression, you might not even know that you are eating way more than necessary. Food can often seem like a coping mechanism and one can get addicted to food just as easily as other substances. One way to overcome this is by practicing mindful eating. This is when you make sure that you are focusing completely on the food while you eat. Slowly enjoying your food also gives your body enough time to tell you exactly when you are full. You can also try to identify your stress-eating triggers and find other ways to cope. If this seems like a difficult task to do by yourself, seeking the help of a therapist can do wonders.

All-or-Nothing Attitude

As stated before, your weight loss journey should be about progress rather than perfection. Of course, your end goal might be losing five kilograms. But that doesn’t mean that you are only successful when you lose all five. Instead, think of it like this, even if you have lost only two kilograms, you are much closer to your goal than you ever were before. And in every dietician’s book that is indeed a success. Try focusing on making small, sustainable changes over time. Every healthy choice you make counts, no matter how small. Remember, a growth mindset can help you make progress in the long run. Remember that weight loss is a process and cannot happen overnight.


Sabotaging your progress is a sign of deeper psychological issues such as low self-esteem or underlying trauma. The best way to stop yourself from hurting your own progress is to seek professional help. Whether you choose to approach a dietician or a therapist, getting to the root of your problems will help you progress faster in your weight loss journey. Remember that you deserve to achieve your weight goals and lead a happy life.

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