We all are wired differently. What works for one person may not work for another. I can tell you that when starting a diet, aka from here forward: a healthy lifestyle change, many things can sabotage your success. Like:
1. The wrong diet foods. Pre-packaged food, allowing you to eat the same types of food as you normally do, will sooner or later get you in trouble. Your cravings will increase because your taste buds haven't been modified...….next thing you know you are back to eating the same sized meals as before. The main reason pre-packaged food works is because of the portion size.
2. Sweat/yoga/stretch pants. Start wearing the proper sized clothes and tighten that belt a little to make you uncomfortable enough to maintain discipline. Buy 1 or 2 sizes smaller and try on each morning while visualizing yourself in those smaller clothes. Keep adjusting your clothes size until you reach your goal.
3. This next saying has sabotaged me more than once... "don't weigh yourself and just look in the mirror for the change". Man I tell ya....either my mirrors are from the carnival funhouse or my eyes deceive me, because that has always tricked me. Weigh yourself 3 times a day. Adjust continuously until those digits start moving south.
4. Adopting an exercise program to accelerate results.