There is no secret to successful weight loss, in fact, it is very simple – you just have to burn more calories than you take in – basically, eat less than you do now and move more. However, every person that tried dieting and working out has seen that it is not so easy as it seems. The thing is – there are some mistakes that most of the people who try to lose weight make.
We have gathered the most common mistakes and listed them below.
– You don’t eat enough veggies
Did you know that experts recommend two and a half cups of vegetables every single day? This is something that most of us forget to do and it is very easy – just add some vegetables to every meal.
– Juice for breakfast
For a while, it was believed that having a nice, big glass of juice is enough for breakfast, however, it was discovered that when you have juice for breakfast, it raises blood sugar, making your body producing more insulin. This means that you will get really hungry and, most probably, overeat at lunch. Swap your juice in the morning for some fiber and protein.
– Your workout is always the same
While having a routine is a great thing, it can slow down your weight loss a lot. It is important that your workout varies in frequency, time and intensity.
– You are afraid you are not losing any weight
This is one of the biggest fears of anyone who has tried to lose weight and it is one of the reasons most people stop with their diet and exercise. You must understand that weight loss is a process that takes time and, although, you have lost a lot of weight in the beginning, there is a long road in front of you.
– You never have enough time for exercise
We all lead a fast-paced, stressful lives and because of this, we always have troubles finding some spare time for exercise. This is more of an excuse than a real problem – just remember – even a 10-minute cardio exercise is better than no workout at all.
– You eat to much protein
Protein is good and very important for your body. However, if you take in too much, your body will store the excess as fat, which is counterproductive and it is something that you surely don’t want. According to nutritionists, average woman needs around 46 grams of protein per day.
– You don’t sleep enough
One of the most important parts of weight loss, along with diet and exercise is sleep. It is crucial that you get enough sleep, every night, in order to help your body recover from the previous day and prepare better for next.
– You eat more, since you workout
This is a common mistake – some people believe that they can eat more or whatever they want, just because they took a 2-mile walk. By doing this, you sabotage your own weight loss process, so try to be real with yourself and eat the amount of food that your body needs.