The four biggest mistakes you can make when trying to lose weight (and how to avoid them)

The four biggest mistakes you can make when trying to lose weight (and how to avoid them)

Losing weight isn’t easy. But if you can avoid these four mistakes, you will find yourself on the right track toward weight loss success.

Although GOLO is designed to help anyone lose weight, your weight loss journey is uniquely your own. By following the GOLO for Life® Plan and taking the Release® supplement, you should experience varying degrees of success. However, there are some fundamental mistakes you can make that could derail your weight loss journey. 

This article discusses what those mistakes are and what you can do to avoid them. 

1) Not following the GOLO Plan.

This may seem like too obvious of a point to make, but in order for you to lose weight with GOLO, you need to follow the GOLO for Life Plan and take Release!

Our Customer Service staff at GOLO reports that not following the Plan and taking Release as the number one reason why customers stall in their weight loss journey.

Eden, our Customer Experience Manager, says, “People read through the instructions and think, ‘I already do this’ and then they set it aside and continue eating the way they always have. Even if you already eat healthy, changing to the GOLO-recommended portions and eating in the correct combination is key! I have spoken to people who ate very healthy before starting GOLO but could not lose weight. When they started following our Plan, even though they were eating a lot of the same things, they saw an amazing change in weight loss. And for those customers who find the GOLO way of eating a larger change, their weight loss happens even faster.”

The GOLO for Life Plan and Release were designed with the consumer in mind to create long-lasting, sustainable weight loss. And if you create balanced meals using your GOLO Smart Card™, take Release, and read through the provided literature, you should experience positive results.

GOLO has provided you with the tools, knowledge, and support to create lasting change to your health and wellness, but it’s important that you hold up your end of the bargain.

GOLO is a three-part system. And similar to how a tricycle won’t work without all three wheels in place, neither will GOLO if you don’t follow all three parts. After all, there’s a reason why over 4 million people have chosen GOLO as a way to lose weight: Because it works.

2) Giving up too soon.

When you first get started, it’s important to keep in mind that losing weight doesn’t happen overnight. You didn’t gain the weight in a month, so it is expected that it will take you longer than that to lose it.

Be patient and give your body time to adjust to your new eating habits and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle that works for you.

In the beginning, it may feel like the amount of effort you’re putting into your new, healthy lifestyle exceeds what you’re getting out of it. And that’s OK! Just be patient and focus on your process instead of worrying about your results.

How to avoid giving up

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When you put too much pressure on yourself to get down to a certain weight in a specific amount of time, it’s easy to get discouraged. Again, make sure you eat the right foods and follow your Plan and the results will come. 

3) Being too hard on yourself

If you end up having a setback or feel like giving up, that doesn’t mean your weight loss journey is over. Go easy on yourself. Focus on the healthy choices you can make in the moment, and over time, those small moments will turn into successful weight loss habits.

When you’re too hard on yourself, you’re likely to get discouraged. Just look at the overall progress and give yourself some slack!

Learn to forgive yourself

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Your weight loss journey isn’t going to be perfect. In fact, during our trial, we found that even people who were 70% compliant to the program still lost weight!

It’s a given that there will be setbacks and bad days. Just remember to show yourself some forgiveness. Don’t dwell on slip ups or bad days. When the next opportunity comes to make healthy choices, focus on how you can be healthy in that moment.

4) Falling back into old, unhealthy habits

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when trying to lose weight is falling back into old, unhealthy habits.

Of course, this can happen to anyone. And everyone will face a moment of stress or temptation during their journey when the easy thing to do is fall back into old habits, even if you know they aren’t healthy.

The important thing to remember is to not let one minor setback throw your entire weight loss journey off track. An unhealthy meal or indulging in a treat you love is OK. Remember, GOLO is a lifestyle and we want you to enjoy all that life has to offer. But when one or two bad meals turn into a habitual thing, that’s when you lose your weight loss momentum.

How to avoid falling back into old habits

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Weight loss can happen in small steps, and every meal is a chance to do better. After an unhealthy meal, the best thing you can do is recognize that you had a setback and focus on moving forward and getting back on track with your healthy habits.

The next time you eat, make a balanced meal that follows your Smart Card and you’ll be in good shape.

How GOLO can help you on your weight loss journey

At GOLO, we are all about support. From our customer service team to our supportive Facebook group, we are here for you and will do everything we can to help you create a successful and healthy lifestyle so you can reach your ultimate goal.

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