Most Common Weight-Loss Mistakes
Stop measuring your progress in Kgs and start measuring it in inches. Yes. Suppose you start working out and after a few days you step on weighing scale and you see that you have not reduced even a single kg. Well, let that number not decide how well you are doing. Because they are chances that you have lost fat and at the same time you have put on some muscle. Instead, you should take a measuring tape and see if your waistline has reduced. Also, you can check if your clothes are fitting you better. If yes then it is great news for you as you have improved your body composition. Moreover, checking your weight on a weighing scale can fluctuate by as much as 2 kg in a day. This is because of water retention and other factors. So, let that number not disturb you. One of the major mistakes that people make is that they are doing the wrong type of exercise. Most people think that doing cardiovascular exercise on a treadmill, running for a long period of time will help them reduce a lot of weight. This is not true.
Cardio training is great for heart health but it is not ideal for weight loss. An ideal fat loss workout would be a combination of weight training and high-intensity interval training. The best thing about weight training is that even after your workout is over, you will still be burning calories. This is known as the afterburner effect. High-intensity cardio is where you train your body like a sprinter and not like a marathon runner. So you can do 30 minutes of weight training followed by 15 minutes of high-intensity cardio. This type of workout will help you reduce weight 5 times faster than just running on a treadmill for long distances. In order to lose weight, a person should consume calories less than the maintenance calories. Everybody knows that. But what many people don’t know is how many calories a particular food contains. And in this process, they end up underestimating the calories that they have consumed.
Fat Loss Mistakes (and How to Lose Weight For Good)
A study shows that people tend to underestimate calories by as much as 50%. This is one of the major reasons why people fail to lose weight. Now I completely understand that tracking every single calorie is very boring. I personally don’t do it. I would suggest you track your calories for just 10 days. In these 10 days, you will have a rough idea of how many calories a particular food can contain. And it will help you throughout your life. It is not that difficult, is it? Believe me, taking this small step will help you achieve great results. Doing weight loss is not a one or two day process. It is a journey in itself. It demands you to change your various eating habits. Now, if you suddenly subject yourself to a hardcore diet and start working out along with it, there are high chances that you get frustrated in between and stop the journey altogether. So, it is always better to take small steps. I would suggest you to first take care of your diet and then go for exercise. The first thing that you can do is stop eating junk food outside. Then you can reduce the portion size of your meals. Next, you can opt for healthy alternatives. For example, instead of white rice, start using brown rice. Once you start feeling comfortable about your diet, then you can take it to the next level and start working out. So you should not overboard yourself with a lot of changes at one point in time. Make a small change. Get used to it. Then go for the next change.
what to avoid when trying to lose weight
With every small step you take, your body will have a positive impact. And through these small changes, you will comfortably lose weight. Unfortunately, for many people the idea of a weight loss diet is starvation. People who skip their breakfast, lunch actually eat like a dinosaur in their dinner. Never make this mistake. This is simply because starvation is not sustainable. Nor is it healthy. Similarly, some people after working out will take liberty and pamper themselves with delicious food outside. This happens because they have put themselves in uncomfortable positions that are not sustainable for long. One can easily lose weight even if he/she throughout the day. All you need to do is to eat the right food in the right quantities. Even if you take up some fad diet and execute it for 7 days and successfully lose 3 or 4 kgs. After you come back to your normal diet, you are bound to gain weight again. And maybe more. So, it is always better to set realistic goals and make your weight loss journey as comfortable as possible. So these were some common mistakes which I feel people make in their weight loss journey.