We’ve all been there—you commit to shedding a few pounds, but they seem just as committed to sticking to you. You’ve done away with the obvious culprits—out-of-control portion sizes, fast food, happy hour—so what’s the problem?
“The biggest mistake people make when they’re trying to lose weight is getting their day off on the wrong foot,” says Susan Peirce Thompson, PhD, president of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss. Those first waking moments lay the foundation for the choices you will make the rest of the day—and every day after—so it’s vital to establish good habits that you can fall back on when you’re still foggy-headed and bleary-eyed.
Here, we’ve got the common mistakes that can ruin more than just your morning, and how to adjust them.