Common mistakes we make on a weight loss journey

A weight loss regimen can be hard but it is not impossible. We are humans so we make mistakes but they should not be persisting at every turn of your weight loss journey. Knowing better and understanding the whole process is the key to successful completion of a weight loss routine. You do not have to fret about these as a lot as these mistakes are common among beginners of weight loss routines. In the ensuing words we are going to describe to you how you may be making a mistake that is essentially hindering your weight loss goal from happening. See down below for the common mistakes we make on a weight loss journey:

 

Stop obsessing over scale weight

This is one of the most common mistakes which newbies make when they are starting their weight loss journey. Just after one week of exercising they will begin to scale weight and obsess over it. This is not the way to go for as (1) It is not always accurate (2) You might have water retention (water in your body), which is scaling the weight a bit higher and (3) weight loss takes time to let you see a visible change on the scale weight.

Common mistakes we make on a weight loss journey
This is one of the most common mistakes which newbies make when they are starting their weight loss journey. – Getty Images.

Skipping your meals

Skipping meals may seem harmless but is actually not, so please refrain from doing this. You should not be skipping meals precisely because you may not want to slow down your metabolism as that is exactly the process which helps with the weight loss. Instead, eat nutrient rich food rather than skipping a meal (especially dinner) altogether. It is harmful to do so.

 

Low fat or ‘diet’ foods and drinks 

These seem like these are a natural choice for a weight-loss journey but please do not use them. Why you may ask? Well, perhaps they do not tell you how they hide lots of sugar and preservatives, which essentially make you fat. Some will out-rightly have sugar and some will some Aspartame as a sugar replacement, which is a chemical compound that is capable of slowing your metabolism.

Common mistakes we make on a weight loss journey
They seem like they are a natural choice for a weight-loss journey but please do not use them. – Getty Images.

 

Ignoring strength training

People think strength training is not a fat-burner when in reality it is the other way around. Did you know lifting weights can help fat by creating an afterburner effect, which helps burn calories even after you are done with the workout. This effect only takes place when people have been doing it for a long time, so it is never too late to start strength training.

 

Overeating and making assumptions

This is the most common one if you did not know already. In reality, you may think you may not be overeating but it may already be in process. It is just that you may not know because of the assumptions you make. It might look something like you would say to yourself, “I have been eating less than before, so I’m probably losing weight”. This is essentially wrong and does not mean you are actually losing weight. You need to be highly organised and calculated to reach your weight loss goal. Even a little scrutiny can help, so for starters keeping a weight loss journal can help for things like tracking your macros, etcetera.

 

Not getting someone to guide you or absence of clear knowledge

Clear understanding is necessary as it is a prerequisite for a weight loss program. Not knowing what to do is essentially as harmful as it can be. Get a mentor or a gym instructor to guide you through the principles of weight loss program. Otherwise you may be doing something that is utterly wrong for the weight loss program.

 

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