Weight loss is a pain! There is no sugar coating in confessing that despite of all the struggles, oaths and promises you have miserably failed to shed even a pound. But, have you ever wondered that there are things that might be going terribly wrong?
World-known Nutritionist and dietitian Nichola Whitehead has jot down a list of ten common errors that should be avoided if you are striving to lose weight:
Let’s accept that running on the treadmill is easy, but lifting those weights effectively is definitely threatening. So, stop tread-milling and thinking that you will shed kilos and start doing some actual action with cardio workouts.
Workout Over Running!
High intense workout is better to lose weight, 15 minutes of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), where you carry out quick bursts of exercise with full throttle jogging will be more effective than just slowly jogging for an hour.
There’s No Thing As “Diet” or “Low-Fat”
Let’s burst out of the bubble that there is no such thing as “Diet” or “Low-fat” drinks or chips, even if they claim to be; they are still frizzy and junk. So stop them completely!
Over The Moon Expectations:
Not everything is about eating and burning. Don’t take your expectations over the moon, don’t over-burden yourself with unrealistic diet charts and exercise plans. Commit to those things you can actually stand true on.
Being busy and work is no excuse, if you are not getting enough sleep or are getting it on improper intervals, you can never lose weight. As per studies, if you do not sleep exact eight hours a day, you will never be able to lose weight.
What’s Fat Loss?
Do not confuse fat loss with muscle loss. Due to exercise, your fat can shift into muscles, thus keeping your weight the same. So do not confuse weight loss with fat loss!
Checking Your Weight! Again, Again & Again…
Trying to lose weight? Have some patience! You won’t be able to put off that years of fat so easily, so just don’t run to the weighing scale every other day. Your weight fluctuates throughout the day, depending on what you ate and when you ate.
Not drinking enough water can also lead to weight gain. Needs no further explanation! Water is a must.
Not getting enough protein can lead to weight gain and getting the enough amount is important to lose it. Self-explanatory, nothing else needed. Atleast get 0.8g per kg of your total weight.
Not Eating Enough:
Do not change or shed your diet. Just eat what you eat and control the level of oil or fats. Not eating is no solution, as it will only lead to tiredness and lethargy.