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14 ugly truths no one tells you about dieting

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31 Comments

  1. Carmen

    Really good article (and great writing)! The struggle is real! Truth hurts but anyone who is dieting (or needs to like me) needs this!

    1. thatmacrolife

      Thank you so much! It can be so hard but it is so worth it!

  2. Terri

    Wow! What great tips! I hate dieting. Hate it. But I know I need to do it. I am going to keep this on file to pull out whenever I get ready to go again! Thanks! ;0)

  3. Lisa

    I found this to be very encouraging! I think you mentioned all the things that we struggle with on a weight loss journey and told us that those are normal. And ways to move through them. I really appreciated this!

    1. thatmacrolife

      Thank you so much! So glad I could help!

  4. Simon Manuel

    When I began my weight-loss journey, I had 88 lbs. to lose. Now I have 66 more to go. Every point hit home so hard. I’m at one of those plateaus right now and wanting to give up. Renewed strength! Thank you, Amanda!

    1. thatmacrolife

      Congratulations! You can do it! Sometimes you just have to reset your mind and give it another big push! You got this!

  5. Kelly

    I especially appreciated the tip on changing emotionally. So often I have heard of how great I would feel and was angry when that didn’t happen so soon after I would start a diet. Thankful that it’s not just me!

    1. thatmacrolife

      YES! You will still be the same person! Sure other aspects of your life might change, but if you’re not a happy person now, you won’t be magically be happy when you lose weight.

  6. Courtney

    Seriously amazing post! As someone who has struggled with maintaining a healthy weight my entire life and spent many summers working at a weight loss camp- all of these things are so true and it’s great to see them all in one place!

    1. thatmacrolife

      Thank you so much! Your comment means a lot to me! Good luck with your journey to health 🙂

  7. Jennifer @ Because Food Is Love

    These are some great tips! I think everyone’s been through similar struggles when dieting or just trying to eat healthy.

  8. Ned

    Awesome post! Definitely gotta find your happy place with dieting. Thanks for the great info!

  9. Anitra

    These are all so true! This is why it is so hard to diet successfully and people give up! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Shelanda

    A great compilation of ideas. I will refer to this when needed.

  11. Bola

    Very informative post. Good job.

  12. Whitney Thill

    mental YES!! This is all so true

  13. Janel

    Nutritional lifestyle changes are so hard. Sticking with them can even be harder. These are great tips to help get through the tough times. Thank you for writing this.

    1. thatmacrolife

      You’re welcome! It is definitely a lifestyle change and most people don’t realize that it’s a lifelong journey 🙂

  14. Stacey

    These are great tips! I have been dieting my whole life. I’m finally doing better by watching my carbs. But I’d eat all day every day if I could!

    1. thatmacrolife

      Me too!! Food is so good! But feeling good in your own skin is even better!

  15. Kristina

    100% mental – yes! 8 more pounds to go (from 20 post-baby) and it’s all about my mind being on board!

    1. thatmacrolife

      It totally is! You’ve got this!

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