Been gymming too hard since a month and still can't see any results in your weight? Well, join the league! Because according to a research, there are at least 90 per cent of men who, knowingly or unknowingly, make one of these weight loss mistakes that slow down their weight loss process. Most of us tend to ignore the red signals that are hidden behind these myths. Let's take a look at 15 such mistakes that turn around the weight loss process…in the wrong direction!
The All Or Nothing Approach
Many of us tend to make strict and ideal diet plans completely ignoring the prospects of possible cravings that occur in us almost every day, especially when you are driving back home after a hectic day at work. There are times when you are too tired of your strict diet that you give into those temptations. Hence, it is important for you to go slow, beginning with an easy to follow diet chart that suits your taste and slowly customizing it to an ideal-for-your-weight-loss diet plan.
Too Many Limitations
The more you avoid it, the more you want it. Putting too many restrictions on yourself from eating this or that will not only starve you but also slow down your metabolism . You can't completely cut yourself out from your daily routine diet. So follow your appetite systematically.
Relying On The Weighing Machine
Weighing yourself every day, worrying every time the number goes up or stays the same is totally uncalled for. Go easy on yourself, take your sweet time and stop worrying. Weigh yourself only once a week. Worrying too much might cause stress, and stress is known to be your worst enemy when you are trying to lose weight.
Diet And Exercise Go Hand In Hand
Exercising regularly and eating high-calorie food at the same time won't do you any good, and neither will following a strict diet while sitting like a couch potato playing video games or watching Ten Sports all day long. Both exercising and dieting have to be combined regularly for positive results.
Switching To Fat-Free Foods
While ruling out fatty foods, what most of us don't care about is finding out which fat is good for us, and what's bad for us. After all, not all fats are bad for us. We tend to go for foods with a 'low fat' or a 'fat free' label on them, but what we don't realize is that high amounts of sugar (calories) is added to such foods. Hence, it is important for us to watch those labels more closely and eat foods with monosaturated fats, because those aid in weight loss.
Most of us tend to believe that skipping lunch will instantly cut calories and help us lose weight. But what we forget is that our body needs to compensate when you skip a meal. The end result is you skip lunch and you indulge in two samosas in the evening. Pay attention to your increased cravings for your favorite pizza, or Chole Bhature or Tandoori Chicken—you would probably end up gorging during lunch in your office canteen, all because you skipped breakfast!
No Sundays For Your Diet
Sundays maybe a day off from work, but you should never turn them into a day off from your diet. You can't just compromise with the hard work you put in following your week long diet by giving in into a chocolate cake on the weekend.
Easy But Not So Healthy Weight Loss Supplements
Believe it or not, these supplements offer you everything but natural weight loss. What's worse is that these come packed with the surety of many serious health troubles and side effects, and the weight loss thus caused is at the cost of good health.
Too Much Healthy Food Intake
Just because someone told you that fruits are healthy, overeating them will not help your body in any way. Every food contains fat, be it a fruit or a vegetable or meat. Eating healthy as per your diet is important, however eating too much of it can increase your calorie intake leading to increased fats.
Chances are that most of us cut down on smoking while on a healthy diet for good. However, it is an unavoidable fact that weight gain is a common setback while you are trying to give up smoking. Never let the situation occur where you have to give up smoking, simply by never doing it ever since it slows down your weight losing process.
Eating too fast has tendencies to make you overeat. It is beneficial to eat slow, enjoying every bite of the food peacefully so that your body can hint your brain to halt eating right on time. Also, smaller portions, if not eaten too fast, will make you feel fuller faster and add to your weight loss goals.
In Love With Salty Snacks
Salt contains sodium which leads you to eat reflexively. You never realize when you're full and go on munching on salted popcorns throughout the movie or a cricket match. You may give up on such a habit with ease since it is easily possible to reduce your salt cravings in just a few weeks of a low-salt diet.
"Give up on beer? No!" might be your thoughts just as now. However, you may try quitting for a week and see if you can live on less. Low-carb beer and reducing the number of pints can be an alternative for you.
Dozing Off Right After Meals
It is common knowledge that you must take a walk after meals to facilitate digestion. The longer the food stays in your small intestine, the longer it takes to digest, furthermore increasing absorption of fats in your body.
Following The Same Old Diet Plan Forever
You need to customize your diet chart as per the amount of weight you're losing every week. Along with your weight loss, your calorie needs to keep on changing and should to be adjusted on time.
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