As the mid-year holidays draw closer, many of us may be going off to enjoy ourselves and fatten up, and many more will be coming back with a new found resolution to lose weight.
Embarking on diets and buying in to various weight-loss plans can be a confusing and frustrating process when they just don't work.
There is often a disconnection between what we know we should do to lose weight, and what we actually do while trying to diet.
For example, one hidden factor that sabotages our desire to lose weight is the goals we set - they are simply too unrealistic, leading us to give up easily and lose focus.
It is recommended to make practical and realistic short-term goals such as setting a daily target calorie deficit. Only realistic targets can make you stick to your diet routine in the long run.
Another quick tip is to find a buddy to sweat it out with you. It has been proven that you are much more likely to succeed in dieting if you have support.
Want more tips on what to do (and what not to do) to lose weight? Here is a list of the top 10 things to avoid when working to drop that unwanted weight: