“Reality Check” is an article series which looks at common mistakes people make when they begin dieting for weight loss. We’ll check out some ‘thought adjustments’ that will help you make better choices on your journey. The articles include tips, new ideas to try, strategies to follow, and encouragement to keep you moving forward.

Don’t believe in unicorns

When you’re looking into starting a diet, you’re probably going to do some research online. You’ll find 1001 claims about various ‘effective’ methods of weight loss. And if you stop and think about some of these claims for a few minutes, you’ll realise they can’t possibly be true.

There is NO magic formula, pill, tea, or juice that can result in instant, effortless weight loss from the comfort of your couch.

But the product offers a ‘money-back guarantee’?

This is a clever gimmick by marketers to get people to believe in their claims.

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The truth is, they rely on the fact that almost no-one ever claims their money back, because they feel like ‘failures’ for doing so.  This sucks, but there is a solution. Read the info, think about it, and if it doesn’t make sense to you, don’t buy it.

Don’t believe in unicorns. They are beautiful, but they don’t really exist. Rather believe in yourself, and your ability to achieve your goals if you really put your mind to it.

You CAN do this. It’s just going to take a bit more effort than you’d like.

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