5 Common Weight Loss Mistakes – Lose Weight Fast By Avoiding These Mistakes!
Oh, weight loss.
Weight loss, weight loss, weight loss.
Everyone wants to lose some amount of weight.
Well, mostly everyone.
And chances are, you've tried your hand ondifferent weight loss methods, and a good amount of you have found results, but theoverwhelming majority, unfortunately, haven't.
From trying diets such low carb, no carb,no fat, high fat, high protein, paleo, zone, keto, Atkins, and even if it fit yours macrosto eating 2 meals a days, 3 meals a day, 6 meals, 10 meals, 1 meal, not eating at night,not eating in the morning, or eating only a certain time.
Fact is, you've probably exhausted your mindfrom just choosing a diet and exhausted your body from actually trying it.
here you are, still the same old you,no weight lost, and be honest, you probably even gained a few extra pounds.
So what's the deal? Well, even if I told you that it's as simpleas calories in vs.
calories out, aka eat less and move more, whether you trust me or not,there are many mistakes you're probably making when trying to lose weight.
And if you wanted to make sure the next timeyou go on weight loss plan, say, like, right now, it's best to avoid making these 5 commonweight loss mistakes.
Number 1: Underestimating how much you eat.
Aunt Jay swears that she's been eating only1000 calories a day MAX.
But for some reason, she's still not losingweight.
So what gives? Things is, Aunt Jay is liar.
And it's no fault of her own other than basichuman intuition.
Thing is, people commonly underestimate theamount of calories they really eat.
A study found that people underreported theamount of calories they consumed by as much as 50%.
Aunt Jay says she's eating 1000 calories,but it's probably closer to 2000.
So your best bet is to count your calories,but let's face, it's not fun having to read each nutrition label and measuring your food.
You're better off using a calorie countingapp or website that will help you do it.
Granted, it's not always accurate, but muchbetter than having to do it alone.
Number 2: Feeling obligated to finish yourplate.
If you're anything like myself and don't liketo waste food, you're gonna finish everything on your plate.
After all, you work hard to put food on thatplate, and the last thing you're going to do is throw it away, almost like throwingaway money.
And if you're more like me, usually there'smaybe a bite or two left, or a single chicken wing or pizza slice, so you irrationally tellyourself, "Might as well just eat it.
And this happens a lot, like every day, nomatter how gut-bustingly full you are.
And it also means bye bye to weight loss goals.
So to fix this, you either stop eating completelyonce you feel satisfied or.
bare with me here.
buy smaller plates.
Sounds silly, but it works.
In fact, there's a whole Wikipedia page calledthe "Smaller Plate Study," where it was shown that using 10 inch diameter plates insteadof 12 inches decreased the amount of food people ate without affecting fullness or satisfaction.
Pretty darn cool.
Number 3: Doing long, tedious, exercises.
Cardio and weight loss.
They usually go hand in hand, but should theyreally? Cardio, short for cardiovascular exercisesinitially was used to promote a health heart.
But with the rise of aerobics, it became thestandard method in weight loss.
However, it takes forever to actually do.
Today's world, time is money, so spendingan hour to burn 3 to 400 calories is just not worth your time.
And steady-state cardio, such as jogging ona treadmill, is super tedious, repetitive, and.
it's just not fun.
Which means, many people will eventually quit.
So instead of boring yourself with gruelinglong-winded cardio, you can try something known as high intensity interval training.
Not only does it burn calories and even promotemuscle building, it does it in half the time as traditional cardio will take.
Come learn more about it in this video here.
Number 4: Expecting results too quickly.
You can thank the media for this one.
With so many so-called fitness companies andself-proclaimed fitness "gurus," all promising that you can lose something like 20 poundsin 20 days, there's no doubt that people will begin to believe that it can actually be done.
Well, honestly, it can be done, but at thecost of your overall health by restricting nutrients that your body needs.
Also, when losing weight so drastically, yourbody goes into survival mode and fights to keep every single fat molecule it can, makingit harder to burn fat.
On top of this, a study found that in thepopular television competition show, "The Biggest Loser," where contestants competeto lose the most weight in a small amount of time, many of the contestants ended upregaining all the weight they lost with some even gaining more.
It was shown that this was due to their basalmetabolic rate completely crashing.
Your best bet is to shoot for roughly 1 to2 pounds a week, or about 10% of your starting weight in 6 months.
Number 5: Changing too many things at once.
Wanting to lose weight is usually followedby a sudden spark of motivation to change your habits.
And a lot of times, people want to changemultiple habits.
all at once.
And when they try to do it, they end up failing.
all at once.
Losing weight itself is a multiple habit changingprocess.
Eating less is a habit.
Exercising more is a habit.
Drinking more water is a habit.
Heck, even counting your calories is a habit.
When you try to do all of this at once, itgets pretty difficult to follow through.
You're better off just going after one a time.
So whether it's eating more chicken or wakingup early to workout, stick with one until it becomes a solid habit.
And remember, people are different.
Some habits are easier to change than others,and some, just won't change.
Try changing different habits until you findthe ones you know you can do.
Now there you have it, five mistakes thatyou can work on improving and hopefully, help you with your weight loss goals.
Please share some of the mistakes you mighthave made in the comments below.
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