Starting your weight loss journey can be difficult, such a drastic change can be hard to adjust to and can come with some common hiccups. Luckily you are not alone, many people bump into these difficult situations on their weight loss journey, especially towards the beginning. 

This article explains how to deal with the most difficult of those situations, so you can stick to your diet and be the healthiest person you can be.


Making the switch over to a new lifestyle can be difficult, the struggles can be hard and you may end up starting to feel depressed over time. This is not something that you should just ignore. When you are feeling depressed, you need to isolate what is making you feel sad and eliminate it. 

The most common cause is probably not as much progress as was hoped for. In this scenario, you will want to to set a clear, realistic, goal that you can start to work towards. Without small achievable goals, it is hard to notice the progress. This is why taking pictures of yourself weekly is great. You may not see much difference week to week, but you will month to month.

Feel lonely:

It can be a lonely road, being on a strict diet. It can feel like everyone around you is free to eat what they want, whilst you must be strict on yourself. This loneliness can eat away at you over time and start to make you feel a bit depressed. 

Luckily though, you aren’t alone. There are so many other people sharing a similar journey to you. It is just finding them that can be hard. The best way to find these people is to find their number or email address from their blogs, and use Spokeo to search for their social media accounts. 

Spokeo is a reverse number lookup service that could help you find other likeminded people to share your journey with. Doing it all alone can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Finding people using this phone number lookup service can potentially save your diet. They know what you are going through, and will be able to share tips and tricks to help you out. 

Lack of motivation:

If you start to feel your desire and drive to continue on your diet faltering, you need to step in. You have come so far already, don’t stop now and waste all that hard work. It is okay to lean on those closest to you for motivation. Your family and friends may not share your diet, but they do share the desire to see you be the healthiest person you can be. 

If you would rather not share these feelings with your friends or family, you can always speak to a professional. Professional psychiatrists are the perfect person to speak to both to find new motivation and uncover what is causing you to lose the motivation you did have. Don’t be embarrassed to speak to a professional about these problems, that’s what they are trained for. They can make a world of difference, both now and in the future.

Incorrect diet:

If you feel are using too little weight, or in some cases too much, it can be worrying. Drastic weight loss can cause health issues that are going to set you back in your diet, and may potentially make you very poorly. Because of this, you should speak to a nutritionist. 

Your nutritionist will be able to plan a specialized diet for you. They know everything about your body and what it needs, they can point you in the right direction. It is not necessary to seek a doctor’s help, but it can be super beneficial.

Also, it may be very difficult to continue your diet because of the lack of time to prepare healthy food. In this case, you can simply find a place (restaurant, cafe) where you can have a healthy meal during the day. You can look for such an establishment using a restaurant booking tool like EatApp.

Incorrect training:

It is essential to have a good fitness instructor to reach your goal. Not only because of the quick results but also your own safety, because you risk being injured during the training process.

Also, do not believe in bloggers checklists like “How to become slim in 1 week”. There is no universal program because our bodies are very different and you should find your own program due to your physical level, health state and a full list of analyses.


Your weight loss journey can be full of difficult situations that may trip you up. This list should give you the helping hand you need to get through it. If you do feel you need more help, it is a very good idea to speak to a professional. Be it a psychiatrist or a general practitioner. They are more than prepared for any questions you may have, so you shouldn’t feel embarrassed at all. Stick with your diet, push through all the difficult times and you will be the new you in no time. Good luck!

Maguire Haigh is a marketing manager for Spokeo. He is interested in the latest technology trends, marketing strategies and business development. He also prefers traveling, exploring the world and meeting new people. Maguire has great experience in creating and editing articles on different topics.