Crash diets aren’t the only reason it’s difficult to lose weight and keep it off. There are, as Conason says, physiological, mental, and environmental reasons that can derail even the most sensible fitness plans. It seems like everything from our office jobs to own stress levels ensure that losing weight is as difficult as possible.
Just because it’s tough, doesn’t mean you should give up! The best way to permanently lose weight, according to Conason, is to “start approaching your body with a sense of compassion and acceptance.”
The first step to losing weight while still being kind to your body is understanding why it’s so difficult to lose weight in the first place.