Following are three of most weird mistakes people make when they are trying to lose weight:
Allowing junk food in the house:
One of the biggest mistakes is having snack food or any other food you’re not supposed to be eating in your house, said ‘Weightalogue’. By keeping them available you give yourself all the opportunity needed to grab a tasty, sugar snack and put a pause (or even rewind) on your diet.
Stop buying those not allowed foods and only stock what’s part of your diet, so that when your will breaks down you have a buffer protecting you from binge eating.
It’s a common misconception to think that the number of meals per day is not important, and skipping meals will help you burn more calories. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
What’s the difference between eating a massive meal at dinner and missing lunch?
Well the difference is huge, firstly your rate of metabolism will decrease in response to lack of food (it’s starvation mode) meaning less calories are used. Secondly you’ll suffer from any combination of a lack of energy, headaches, feeling cold, reduced immune function, poor concentration and poor mood.
So don’t skip any meals and in fact you should be doing the opposite – increasing the number of meals per day and making each meal smaller – liquid diet plan along with your meals help a lot as well. Spread out your calorie intake whilst maintaining nutritional balance (proteins, fats and carbs) to keep your metabolism going and curb hunger pangs.
You know that patience is a virtue, but it’s a hard to get quality which usually only manifests when you are more experienced.
We often get impatience when embarking on something we don’t feel in control of, desperately want or have no experience in. This is perfectly natural, and often happens when you’re trying to lose weight.
You try to keep to a weight loss plan, don’t see the results as quickly as you thought/hoped and then give up and go on a crash diet or resort to some other methods (pills, injections, surgery). This is basically you destroying your own efforts when in reality if you are sticking to the plan you’re already doing great.
Learn to stick to what you started, especially when there’s no plausible reason to indicate that what you are doing is wrong – and not seeing result quick enough is not a plausible reason.
Just think how long it took you to gain all that weight, it’s going to take a lot longer to lose it all and that’s just the way it is – you can even lose 10 pounds in a week but you have to work hard for it.
Go on a weight loss plan, stick to it, track progress, adjust and repeat. You’ll be very pleased with the result, just don’t worry over time frames too much. The goal is weight loss not light speed weight loss worthy of a over hyped TV commercial.