1. You do non sustainable things. Best you get out of your ‘fat loss’ decisions is a few weeks at best.
2. You can’t conclusively decide what you want. You want to lose fat one second then gain muscle the next so your diet also fluxes and you validate it all.
3. You fail to recognise and minimise the foods you hedonically eat (the ones you can’t put down and generally eat too much of). If you can eat a piece of chocolate that’s within your macros and put it down great. Most people struggling (the key word here ‘struggling’) can’t.
4. You blame metabolism before inconsistency and poor reporting, after this you blame your coach. Some of you blame your genetics. Human beings like to blame anything and everything for their shortcomings than themselves.
5. You follow generic plans. Your diet should be as numerically unique as you, the human being doing it. As you change as should the numbers.
6. You believe eradicating a food group or macronutrient is the solution. The foods people state they’re allergic too ironically appear to be most of the ones western society hedonically eats. They remove it, reduce calories and lose weight. It’s C A L O R I E S.
7. You spend your life seeking the best ‘fat burning’ exercise and best ‘fat burning’ food. There is simply exercise and there is food. Your dietary intake will dictate if you burn fat.
8. You buy fat burners and due to the expense of them improve your diet and train harder. You lose fat/weight and think it was because of the fat burner……go figure.
9. You reward yourself with food instead of just enjoying opportunities to enjoy food. Instead of something opulent you grab the nearest thing that doesn’t fit your regime. It then reinforces binge behaviours.
10. You or your coach state you can’t have something and have zero justification as to why? Again the only real justification is food with an excessive incentive value (you overeat them) or you GENUINELY have a medically diagnosed allergy or intolerance.