Mistakes & Misunderstandings
So many times, we think we can just stop eating fast food, and other bad foods and we’ll lose weight. Don’t get me wrong, while eating right is a part of weight loss, it’s not the only part. Most times we approach weight loss without the proper knowledge or research. We do what we “think” might work, and whats most convienient for ourselves. Below is a list of 5 Common Mistakes to avoid when it comes to weight loss.
Let me help you on setting out on the right path when it comes to Fat Burn and Weight Loss. I was able to lose 23 pounds in just 21 days for my class reunion by avoiding the below mistakes. If you want to look slimmer, you need to follow a step by step plan and have the discipline to stick to it. This way the only time wasted, if any, will be procrastination. This brings us to our first point.
Avoid these 5 Common Mistakes to Lose Weight
1. Eliminate Procrastination
Procrastination is most poeple’s worst enemy. Procrastination will alway deny you from achieving your personal goals. By delaying your weight loss plan, you will not be able to reach whatever goal you set for yourself.
Set milestones, and always stick to them. Remember, weight loss takes discipline and motivation. One trick to keep yourself motivated while taking action is to always imagine yourself completing the goal you set..
If you’re trying to get back down to a previous weight, dig out those old photos of the slimmer you and place them somewhere prominent. Whenever you feel yourself procrastinating not to exercise or eat well, look at those photos. It should drive you to take action immediately.
Stick to your plan and you’ll start losing weight. Although you may not see the result on day 1, you’ll definitely feel the results. Definitely avoid the mistake and pitfall of procrastination.
2. Don’t Skip Meals, Especially Breakfast
Another common mistakes comes about in the form of skipping meals. A good diet plan should not encourage you to skip meals. By skipping meals, your body will tend to conserve more fats so as to store energy. This will result in accumulating more fats rather than burning them.
Also, keep in mind that skipping meals may even cause some serious health problems especially for those who are diagnosed with diabetes.
Skipping a meal might reduce your calorie intake for that hour, but you’ll just be hungrier later and more likely to overeat to compensate. Irregular eating habits also disrupt your blood sugar and metabolism, making it harder for you to lose weight anyway.
3. Dieting without Exercise
An effective weight loss program will always include healthy dieting and regular exercising. Exercise is essential to keep the body fit and healthy, as it regulates blood circulation and other activities of the human body system.
Therefore, weight loss program without exercising is not effective at all. Exercising should go hand-in-hand with a good diet plan.
The more exercise you do, the more calories you burn and the quicker your metabolism gets (which means you burn more even when you’re just lying on the couch). Although you may not like working out, the key is to find workouts you enjoy. Dance classes, swimming, cycling, etc It all adds up.
Don’t make the mistake of just trying to eat healthy, ensure you add in some exercise.
4. Avoiding Fat
‘Low-fat’ or ‘fat-free’ usually just means extra sugar or thickeners, and these ingredients can wreck havoc on your body. Fat from sources like olive oil, nuts and avocado is incredibly satisfying, plus the body needs it for energy, tissue repair and the transportation of vitamins A, D, E and K in the blood. For the vast majority of us, there really is no need to follow a fat-free diet, for weight loss or otherwise. Remember, the goal is to Burn Fat and Lose Weight in a healthy way.
5. Not Snacking
It’s a mistake to think you’ll lose weight by cutting out all of your snacks – healthy snacks between meals keep hunger urges at bay so you actually end up eating fewer calories at mealtimes. Research shows that snacking on healthy foods has a positive and boosting effect on your metabolism and blood sugar, and could lead to more weight loss.