Not Giving It Enough Time
"When you realize you have a few weeks before a big event, such as a high school reunion or holiday party, that's when women tend to freak out and want to lose weight so they can feel their best. And I get it!" Lauren said. But reality is, if you've struggled with your weight for years, how do you expect to magically transform your body in a matter of a few weeks?
Lauren said that women need to learn to give themselves more time when making a lifestyle change to lose weight and gain confidence. "You can achieve any goal you set for yourself, but you also have to be realistic with yourself," Lauren said. "Results that really last don't happen overnight."
Be warned that diets that promise quick weight loss don't work, and neither does drinking skinny tea or taking a magical fat-burning supplement — that's not how you achieve weight loss that lasts. "Instead, you have to put in the work over months and show up for yourself every day and you'll get there! And it will be so much more worth it," Lauren said.