Is Weight Loss Really Just Common Sense?

weight-loss-common-sense1I’m just wondering. Considering all the fuss that comes with weight loss, doesn’t it just boil down to common sense? Think about it. If you really want to lose weight, just cut down on your food intake. Sounds pretty easy but unfortunately, there’s more to it than just that.

So what’s so hard about losing weight? In my opinion, everything about it is hard. While it may seem pretty easy on the surface, it actually is a hard task to undertake. For starters, who would actually want to limit food intake? Would you? I didn’t think so. But that’s the key to weight loss. You really have to limit your food intake to be able to shed off some pounds. That’s the part of weight loss that’s common sense. But to actually make it happen is a different story. Common sense is not enough to be able to lose weight.


You need to be disciplined to be able to succeed with your weight loss plan. It’s easy to start a new diet. Usually, you’re excited. After all, it’s something new.  But it’s not easy to sustain a weight loss plan. If it were, then losing weight wouldn’t be much of a problem. Unfortunately, it is.

It takes discipline to be able to stick to a weight loss plan. To be able to say no to foods that won’t do you any good takes a lot of discipline. Eliminating certain foods from your diet is not easy to do. It gets harder when you get certain cravings that you want to satisfy. You need a lot of discipline to shy away from your cravings.

Weight loss becomes more of a struggle in the long run. But you can avoid that feeling if you instill discipline in your new lifestyle.

The good thing about discipline is that you can slowly learn how to instill it in your life. You can teach yourself to be disciplined.  And the best part about it is that it becomes a habit at the end. Once you have developed the habit, everything will be pretty easy on your part. You will be disciplined enough to stick to your weight loss plan. At the same time, you won’t feel so deprived because it actually becomes a habit for you to stay away from foods and habits that won’t do you any good. You will be able to develop healthy eating habits as you instill discipline at the start of your weight loss plan.

Knowledge Awareness

Weight loss is pretty much common sense. But to be able to successfully lose weight, you need more than just common sense. You need to learn more about your body amd how it can safely shed off some pounds.

One of the best ways for you to gain more knowledge is by getting with a doctor or a health expert. You need to gather information from credible health experts. This way, you can safely lose weight.

Weight loss is not just a matter of limiting food intake. Although at a glance, it does seem like it. You want to lose some weight, lessen the carbs and the sweets. But to actually see yourself lose weight safely takes more than just limiting certain food choices. The truth of the matter is that you need to learn more on how to limit your food choices. You also need to know more about what kind of foods to limit. If you don’t have any background on nutrition, most probably you wouldn’t know how to properly limit your food intake. You will just end up limiting your food intake to the point of starving yourself. And that’s not good for you.

Combining common sense with substantial and credible information from the experts can really help you stay on track.


You also need some flexibility to succeed with your weight loss plan. Face it. Part of the reason why you had gained some weight is due to some bad eating habits you had developed in the past. Sad to say, it’s hard to break these bad habits. Aside from common sense, discipline, and knowledge awareness; you need to be more flexible with your new and healthy lifestyle. With flexibility, you can embrace your healthier lifestyle. You won’t end up resisting it.

It’s pretty evident that weight loss takes more than just common sense. There are other things to consider to successfully get back to shape. Sure, you can look at yourself in the mirror and easily conclude that you need to lose weight. And sure, you can easily start losing weight by simply limiting certain food choices. But that won’t get you through. You need more than that to be able to lose weight safely. You need to put in a lot more than just common sense.

5 thoughts on “Is Weight Loss Really Just Common Sense?

  • Everybody knows that the key to weight loss is a limited food intake. That’s common sense, right? However, that’s not enough. You have to act on it to make it happen.

  • I don’t really think that you should eliminate some foods in your diet. That spells disaster because you will eventually crave for those foods and you know pretty well what happens when you crave for certain foods. You will end up eating them like there’s no tomorrow. When you’re talking discipline in regards to dieting, you should never do away with certain foods. Instead, you should be disciplined enough to eat just the right amount of it to satisfy your craving. That way, you won’t crave for it.

    • Easier said than done but you said it quite well. Discipline is all about knowing when to stop eating something that’s not good for the health.

  • As much as commitment and discipline count, so does flexibility. I, for one, would definitely appreciate some flexibility in a program that could help me get back to shape. If a program were too rigid, I would definitely leave it right away.

  • I definitely agree with that weight loss is more than just common sense. It’s hard work, dedication, and commitment. You can’t lose weight if you don’t commit to it. You need to commit to it to get your body working towards your goal.

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