By the time you want to lose weight, you know that you need to eat healthier and exercise more. You start out full of energy and discipline, but it is always more difficult than you initially thought.
That belly just gets in the way and the pounds don’t fly off at lightning speed. Keeping up with your new lifestyle demands a lot from you. How can you continue to maintain this and prevent the most common mistakes while losing weight?
The most common mistakes made during weight loss.
The first mistake many people make during weight loss is counting calories. Most people view weight loss as a punishment, which means they can eat fewer calories. It even goes so far that most people write down what they eat and how many calories it contains.
In a strict food diary, keep track of what you ate for breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
Snacks are not allowed, so write them down as little as possible.
The problem with these types of food diaries is that it doesn’t really work for weight loss. It just makes you aware and maybe even stresses you out about what you eat in a day.
Eat fewer calories
The big problem with calorie reduction is that in the long run it is impossible to get less than 1,200 calories. Like holding your breath, you cannot sustain the calorie reduction.
Losing weight is also unrealistic because you need to avoid adequate calories from food. You need a balance of the right nutrients before you can lose weight successfully.
We see the same message over and over in different ads. Fat is unhealthy and that is why we have to eat low-fat foods. Fats cause veins to pool and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The unhealthy fat you eat is immediately converted to body fat. This reasoning is incorrect. The above story seems very logical but that is not the case. It may sound silly, but it is perhaps the most important nutrient during weight loss. Fat may contain 9 calories per gram, but it is better for your body than sugar.
Fat does not alter the hunger mechanism. By eating fat, your body will fill up faster and you will eat less. Also, low-fat foods are tasteless. Food producers add sugar for added flavor. Sugar is a real fat thickener that makes you eat more. Low-fat or fat-free foods do not help you lose weight.
In a hurry
In all the health and weight loss magazines, there are several articles on the many benefits of running. Running is healthy and will help you fight disease and have a firmer body.
Of course that is true. By exercising, you make your heart beat faster, this is healthy because it strengthens your heart and blood vessels. However, when losing weight, running is not recommended due to the following reasons.
By doing the same movement every day, you increase your risk of hurting your joints. Especially if you have to carry a heavy weight, this is very bad for your joints.
When you exercise, your body produces a stress hormone, cortisol. If you exercise for a long time, your body will produce a high level of cortisol. This high cortisol reduces fat burning.
By running for a long time, your blood sugar level drops considerably. After exercise, it is so low that it is necessary to supplement it quickly. The quickest way to supplement this is to drink a sugar-rich drink or eat something sweet.
This is the reason why you always feel like eating sweet things after exercising. Exercising is healthy for your body, but the best sports are short intensive sports of about half an hour.
High carbohydrate foods
The products that you should avoid when losing weight are those rich in carbohydrates. It is not the only food that makes us overweight but we eat too many carbohydrates a day. Carbohydrates are found in bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, noodles, biscuits, crackers, and crackers.
These carbohydrates are processed into sugars in your body, these sugars greatly increase your blood sugar levels. Your body makes the hormone insulin from these sugars. This hormone processes the sugar in your blood. This process causes a drop in sugar. Once your body has processed this, you are hungry again and the cycle begins anew.
If your body does this circle too often, your body can no longer do it. This will ensure that your insulin becomes resistant. This insulin resistance is the cause and prevalence of type 2 diabetes. Therefore, avoid carbohydrates as much as possible.
Get started at the right time
When we start something we always want to do it well. We are waiting for the right moment. If this moment comes, you have the certainty that you are going to do well. The problem with these types of intentions is that there is no right time. It never comes true.
Sometimes it can take weeks, months, or years before you take action. It’s okay to enjoy it once at a birthday or party. These are not reasons not to start a healthy lifestyle today. Get started today and find out how far you go.
Start losing weight today
If you wait for a perfect moment, you will never act. If you just start, you will see that you go much further than you initially thought. Don’t wait for the right motivation, trust that if you start today you will automatically develop this motivation.
Successful weight loss is choosing a good program, developing a healthy lifestyle, and continuing until it is normal to eat this way. Always choose a program or method that you trust and go for it. Get started today and make no more mistakes as you lose weight and make sure you have a slim, fit and healthy body.