11 most common mistakes made during weight loss
When taking on a healthy diet, usually with the goal of weight loss, you first arm yourselves with thousands of information from blogs and sites. So, you get confused from all the conflicting advice. Here are some of the mistakes you might be making and tips that will help smooth the way toward an ideal weight.
1. You rely on improper tips to lose weight fast
Ask a nutritionist and invest in a good nutrition plan. A quality nutritionist will turn your ideas into a plan that you will be able to follow and track. He will answer a thousand questions and give you the right guidelines. All the money invested will pay off and you will save a lot of time looking for a variety of materials and advice. And remember, there is no quick weight loss.
If you are not able to seek advice from a nutritionist, read on.
2. Not counting calories
Eating less calories and burning more is the only way to lose weight. Therefore, it is important to track your calorie intake and reduce it depending on your target weight loss . Of course, “clean” food will offer you less calories and greater nutritional value and keep you full longer. That’s why the usual recommendation is to consume unrefined foods, fresh vegetables and fruits. You are better able to achieve satiety with a small amount of food. This brings us to the following mistake…
3. If you choose only healthy foods, you will lose weight
All foods release a certain amount of energy. Same goes for healthy food. If you eat too much, you will not lose weight. It doesn’t mean that if you eat too much of healthy food it’s ok. For example Olive oil is an excellent food source of unsaturated fat. Adding a tablespoon of olive oil will enrich your salad and enter the healthy fats in the body. One tablespoon of olive oil provides 119 kcal. Do not go overboard with the seasoning salads, one tablespoon will be enough. Other fats enter from other sources.
4. Healthy snacks between meals
Snacks are often our choice between meals. And while dried fruit can be used after training for filling up glycogen reserves, dried figs or cashew nuts will not satisfy hunger, and you can easily overdo it.
5. Denying certain foods
Excessive denying from “bad” foods will lead to wanting them even more. The caloric and sweet foods should be moderate. Some common rule is: If 90% of your diet makes quality food, 10% junk food will not take you out of balance. Scoop of ice cream here and there, some chocolate on Sunday, will not disrupt the plan. But still, with such ingredients you should be careful.
6. Skipping meals
Skipping meals will never give you any benefits. During starvation the body begins to crave for fast and high-energy source. It loves sweet calorie foods. If you don’t give up, and hang in there until your next meal, it is very likely that you will overeat. Arrange meals throughout the day to suit your preference. They must necessarily be 5-6, it could be the four if that satisfies your needs.
7.Too much sodas
Drinking sodas does do not give you the feeling that you are entering too much calories, but you are. Unless it is not a declared calorie-free beverage (such as Coca-Cola Zero, Red Bull sugar free) fruit juices and carbonated drinks will slow your progress in weight loss. Choose water, unsweetened tea and coffee in moderation and calorie-free drinks.
8. Avoiding exercise
With exercise you will achieve your goal faster and easier shape your body according to your preferences. Also, do not limit training to cardio. Although cardio exercises help in fat loss, weight training will also consume a lot of calories, and you will be satisfied with your figure. And at the very end, muscles require more energy to maintain than fat.
9. Monitoring progress only by weighing
Although weighing shows your progress in numbers, it should not be the sole marker of progress. If you workout and maintain a healthy diet, transforming the body with more muscle mass, can easily cheat the scale. The muscles are heavier than fat, so you will see visual progress even if the scale is locked on the same numbers. Measure yourselves with a measuring tape, take pictures of your body and try to scale yourselves only once a week. Make sure that all the measurements are made in the same conditions, for example, in the morning, on an empty stomach.
10. Use good training as an excuse
You did a hell of a workout; you deserve a cake, or a hamburger. It does not work that way. The plan that was done according to you includes training and recommended caloric intake. Training is not an excuse for overeating, but rather a tool for more efficient arrival to your destination.
11. Stop blaming genetics
People like to make excuses. Genetics, hormones, heavy bones. Stop using excuses and get to work. More likely your bad choices lead you to unwanted looks, not a bad genetics. As there is no magical tool for weight loss, there is no such thing as bad genetics that keeps you from weight loss. Certain conditions and diseases can slow your progress, but I cannot stop you on your way to your destination.