Are you eager to start shedding pounds right now? You’ve done all the research, you know what to do and you just want to turn yourself into a whole new knew. It’s not been a couple of weeks, you’re slowly losing that motivation to continue to lose weight and you’re old habits are coming back. Many women make lots of weight loss mistakes no matter how much you put into your workouts. In this post, I’ll discuss with you some of the major mistakes that people make when trying to lose weight and for many of these, people don’t realize how often they are making these!
When you think of losing weight you probably think of “burning as many calories as you can” or “eat less foods” or even “move more throughout the day”. For those who have cut calories and amp up their workout regimens know it’s a lot harder than it sounds. It’s fairly common to make mistakes while trying to lose weight and as already mentioned, many don’t even realize they are doing it. Below is a list of common weight loss mistakes that people make everyday. So make sure you’re paying attention to your dieting habits and that you are losing weight the correct way.
What Are The Weight Loss Mistakes?
People are always eager to lose weight, but they gain too much information that things begin to counteract each other making your weight loss journey less beneficial to you. Here are a list of common weight loss mistakes below.
- Consuming too much protein. Protein is very important when you workout, as it gives you the necessary fat you need to build up muscle. Many people, however, have too much of it adding on to an excess of stored fat. For women, about 46 grams a day is the recommended amount of protein.
- Not eating enough veggies. This is very common with several people, because many just don’t like vegetables. The recommended serving for vegetables is 2 1/2 cups. Try to work some into every meal, whether it is a slice of tomato on your toast or spinach with your turkey sandwich.
- Drinking too much juice for breakfast. Juice is know to raise your blood sugar levels, which causes your body to produce more insulin. This then causes you to get hungry and overeat. Try to eat more proteins and fiber, such as eggs and whole-grain toast.
- Overestimating the rate of weight loss. It’s very common for people to lose weight in their first couple of weeks of their program. This is a combination of water retention and carbohydrates. It can be a very quick drop and often people get discouraged once they start getting closer to their goal weight because the pounds are harder to shed off then.
- Not getting enough sleep. Your appetite and hormones are often influenced by how much sleep you get. By skipping out on necessary sleep you’re more likely to eat everything that’s not tacked down.
- Considering workouts license to binge. A recent study in Marketing Letters found that people who were told a one-mile walk was for exercise ate about twice as much afterward as those informed the outing was for fun.
- Underestimating your time. Finding that extra half an hour to slip in a workout isn’t always easy, but any little bit of a workout can keep you on the right track to your fitness goals.
- Do the same routine day after day. It’s highly recommended by some of the industries top professionals to perform different exercises everyday. To get the best results, follow the FIT principle: vary the frequency, intensity and time.
- Not lifting weights. Many women believe that sticking with just cardio will help them reach their weight loss goals, but you need strength training to keep your metabolism high.
- Giving in to fatigue. Many are guilty of giving into being too tired, try and fake yourself out by telling yourself to go for a 10 minute walk when you might go longer!