Setting unrealistic Goals
Set mini goals you can reach within a month or so. Remember that you’re on a journey to improve your life and health.
Weighing yourself too often
Weight doesn’t reduce overnight so avoid weighing yourself everyday. This may also demotivate you.
Eating too little
If you don’t eat enough calories than your body will slow down to conserve energy. Eat too little and you may also not feel like working out which will be detrimental to your fat loss efforts.
Not eating enough protein
Our bodies require protein on a daily basis and if we don’t eat enough of it then our lean muscle mass may suffer, especially if you’re trying to lose weight.
Replacing meals with Juices
Liquids are a direct form of glucose which makes it easily digestible and easily converted to fat. It contains less fibre which decreases its satiety value, so there is a tendency of over consuming which increases the calorie intake.
Fat free diets
Cutting out fat from your diet also robs you of fat soluble Vitamins A, D, E and K. Therefore, fat free diets deplete you of more nutrients and that is weight loss’s worst enemy.
Cutting out whole food group
Whether it’s dairy, Carbohydrates or gluten, many people think cutting things out is the key to weight loss. But this is counterproductive because it makes your body low on certain nutrients. i.e. - The body needs calcium to prevent menopausal weight gain.
Losing weight over the long term burns off fat, but crash dieting or fasting not only removes fat but also lean muscle and tissue. So your metabolism rate slows down.
Sleeping less than 5-6 hours a night can slow your metabolism and cause hormonal changes that hurt your weight loss efforts.
Eat too early
People eat at 6.00 and stay up until 11pm or midnight so their bodies are naturally asking for fuel again. Healthy eating in the evening can prevent a late night binge on junk foods.