Many people dealing with excess weight would do anything in order to lose extra pounds faster, but it is not as easy as it sounds. In fact, it requires hard work and determination. Unfortunately, people tend to quit when they don’t see improvements after a short period of time, but that is a big mistake.
Instead of quitting, you should focus more, keep the goal in your head and continue with the hard work. In the end, the results will amaze you.
Luckily, in this article we will present you the most common 5 mistakes people make when they want to lose weight.
Mistake No.1: Dieting
As usual, most of the diets will help you lose some weight, but after the diet, you will get it back for sure, or worst, you may add some more. The main reason for this is because the diet is not actually your lifestyle.
On the other hands, if you are lurking for short-term goals, these diets are a great solution. Nevertheless, you should be very careful because they can lead to compromised immunity, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Instead of keeping diets, you should make the weight loss a lifetime goal. Moreover, you should commit to being healthy and fit and in the end, the results will amaze you.
Mistake No.2: Skipping Meals
Many people, especially women tend to skip breakfast because they think they will lose weight in that way, but they could not be more wrong. The proper way of losing weight is if you eat several times per day, but in small portions.
It should be mentioned that skipping meals make your body vulnerable and your whole system will be weakened.
In order to eat properly, make schedule and tend to follow it. Consume more vegetables and fruits.
Lynn DeBar, Ph.D., a senior investigator at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research says: “People worry that if they eat more regularly they may gain weight. But, in fact, they end up binge eating because of a misguided attempt to go long periods without eating as a means of dieting.”
Mistake No.3: Work, Work, and Work!
In order to achieve the goal, you should definitely put a hard work, but make sure to keep that hard work during the working hours as well. Moreover, you should have fun while training, because in that way you will achieve more.
Berkeley Lab’s Life Sciences Division conducted a study which discovered that people who work erratically and quit for a long period of time have big trouble losing weight, as opposed to those who stick with their routine.
These people are called part-time exercisers who work out before the summer and then they continue with their life.
“People who choose their own exercise program are far more likely to stick with it than those who follow others’ suggestions,” says Mr. James Annesi, a Ph.D. and author of Enhancing Exercise Motivation.
Mistake No.4: Feeding Your Food Allergies
We all have food allergies and they have different ways of showing themselves. Bloating, moodiness, fatigue, congestion, inflammation and many more health issues are caused due to all those hidden food intolerances. The worst part is that they lead us to eat them more and more, no matter the fact that we are really sensitive to them.
According to Catherine Ziegler, a Holistic Nutrition Counselor in San Francisco, the body secretly hides these endorphins when in danger. As a result of that, we are becoming more addicted to these endorphins that make us gain weight.
She also says that if you want to keep track of what you consume, you should do some tests. In order to do the test you should quit eating the food you know you can live without for a day. After that period, if you feel better, it means that the food in question is harmful for your organism.
Mistake No.5: Skipping Greens
Greens are the key for a successful weight loss, so make sure to incorporate more greens in your diet. The consumption of vegetables and fruits gives us strength and energy and most importantly, can help us lose some extra pounds.
According to a 2007 study, people who are consuming more veggies, reduce their dietary energy density and lose 1/3 more weight after 6 months than people who only decrease their fat intake.
We have all done these mistakes, but the important thing is to correct them, see ourselves in the mirror, point out the mistakes on our body and set a goal to improve them.