Generally, when people want to lose weight, they jump into fad diets without thinking about the causes for why they are carrying extra weight. It is common to think that you are consuming extra calories and not burning them sufficiently. However, being overweight or obese is not about counting calories and stressing out about how to create a caloric deficit and this is certainly not the solution.
The causes of being overweight or obese are individual and need to be carefully identified by your doctor through a blood test. Once the root cause is defined, it can be addressed, and your nutritionist can work with you to make a nutritional plan that will help you according to your individual needs.
It will be important as well to identify if the weight gain is related to emotional eating. In this case it is essential that this particular cause be solved in the early stages of the weight loss journey.
Accountability, self-love and resilience are key abilities that are important to cultivate in the process of losing weight. Additionally, the support that you can get from a specialist and people that are willing to accompany you on this journey is invaluable and can lead to better results during and at the end of the process.