We all have moments when we feel like we're not good enough or that we can't reach our goals. This can be especially true when it comes to dieting and weight loss. Negative thoughts about ourselves and our ability to lose weight can easily undermine our efforts and lead to self-sabotage. It's not just about cheating on your diet, either.
It can also happen when you set unrealistic goals or refuse to give yourself the credit you deserve. There are two main reasons why people end up sabotaging their weight-loss goals (or any other goal for that matter). The first is a lack of self-esteem, which can lead to feelings of desperation and unhappiness. This can cause us to turn to food for comfort, creating a vicious cycle of self-sabotage and overeating.
The second reason is fear, which can make us feel trapped and unable to make progress. It's important to recognize the signs of self-sabotage so that you can take steps to break the cycle. This includes being honest with yourself about your goals and giving yourself credit for the progress you make. It also means being kind to yourself and recognizing that it's okay to make mistakes.
With the right mindset, you can overcome self-sabotage and reach your weight loss goals.