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Correct These 10 Mistakes And You’ll Lose Weight Drastically

Correct These 10 Mistakes And You’ll Lose Weight Drastically

The difficulty level of the weight loss game varies from person to person.

Some might want to achieve it for better health while some want it just for the gram.

Most of the time as we proceed with weight loss, the pace of scales numbers going down goes down too.

But is it always a natural slowdown?  Or are you making a grave mistake?

we will be counting down 10 such common mistakes which might be slowing you down in your weight loss marathon.

No, we aren’t leaving you right there. We’ll also be giving you the best tips to help you break through it.

1.       The Invisible Loss :

If there is a loss, there are gains too. This is a fact one must remember while trying to burn fat.

On the basis of hormonal levels, food and water intake, body’s weight fluctuates.

It is absolutely normal to not see a change in your scale number.

No, checking it 10 times isn’t going to change anything unless your scale is faulty.

At times one might be gaining muscle mass while losing fat. This can end up looking like no net loss.

But in reality, you aren’t just realizing your progress.

See, you have been cursing yourself for no reason. Therefore, it is recommended to use parameters such as body fat percentage instead of body weight to understand your progress.

So even if you see a loss plateau, don’t snap at your trainer.

Just trust the process.

2.      Unawareness :

I worked out for a good 1 hour. I must have burned so many calories.

This one slice of cheesecake will not do anything.”

And that’s how so many healthy regimes have been broken.

Being unaware of what you are putting in your body can nullify all your efforts.

There are studies to prove that keeping track of your diet can help you lose weight faster.

To do so, you can use Calorie Calculators to get an estimate of your calorie intake.

Using food diaries and taking pictures of your meals can be helpful too. Moreover, it’ll give you a valid justification for spending a good 15 minutes just clicking on your food.

3.      The Incomplete Diet As important as it is to track your meals :

it is important to make sure your meals have everything you need.

Single most important macromolecule body needs for weight loss is Protein.

Yes, forget muscle building, we are talking about its need in just weight loss alone.

You can boost your metabolism by 80-100 calories per day by just consuming protein at 25-30% calories.

So in a way, you are bringing down what you need by extracting more from what you are eating.

Smart choice, right?

It helps in controlling the urge to munch on snacks every now and then.

High protein intake helps in regulating appetite hormones, such as Ghrelin. It also prevents a metabolic shutdown, keeping your weight loss bicycle rolling in the deep.

4.      Starvation :

 “Dieting” is a word our generation is seemingly obsessed with.

The first mistake we pointed out was an invisible loss. But be aware that there might not be any loss happening at all and THAT’S ALRIGHT!

At times hitting a plateau just means that you need a break. Constantly putting a strain on yourself by being too restrictive is harmful too.

Once you reach such a stage, try maintaining your body fat levels for a few months. This can be later followed by weight loss-aimed workouts.

There is a sweet spot one needs to hit between going overboard with eating habits and starving.

The best approach is to increase the calorie intake per day and burn what you take.

This way it’ll be translated in the form of constructive gains and you’ll keep going up, with nothing stopping you.

5.      Binge Eating :

Well, just because there’s nothing stopping you don’t think binge eating is fine.

When taken in small amounts, even eating a lot feels like barely grabbing a snack. It doesn’t matter whether you are binge munching on healthy options or junk.

Your body doesn’t give step-motherly treatment to calories coming from any source. It is an absolute myth that eating small meals many times a day is healthy.

The one who came up with it wanted to ruin everyone’s diet plans. What an awful person.

According to studies, there is in fact little to no relation between meal frequencies and weight loss.

You can instead opt for techniques such as “Mindful Eating” and “Intermittent fasting”.

The first technique requires you to eat without distractions.

No music in the background and no ‘Friends’ episode playing.

Savour each bite you take.

This isn’t important just from the enjoyment angle but it helps your brain too.

With no distraction, your natural signals help your brain understand how much is enough. This method can help you curb your binge eating habits.

Intermittent fasting, on the other hand, involves deliberate no food intake periods of up to 15-24 hours.

Sounds like a lot?

So is eating 15 times a day in small amounts.

6.      The Unbalanced Workout :

Weight loss discussions are incomplete without describing what an ideal workout should look like.

Why? Because this is the area we make major mistakes in.

Overdoing one type of exercise and completely neglecting the other one is a common mistake.

Resistance training such as lifting weights should make up a major part of your sweating hours.

This helps maintain muscle mass, while keeping the body well-toned.

Cardio exercises such as jogging, cycling and swimming on the other hand increase your heart rate.

This is an effective way of burning the harmful visceral fat building around your organs.

A higher heart rate also pumps more oxygen-rich blood to cells. This is the second area after the diet you must find a balance in.

A little of everything is the key to the perfect workout.

7.      Wrong Fluid Intake :

Taking what we don’t need and leaving what we do. I guess this is the mantra we apply to all areas of our lives, including our diet.

Let’s talk about something we all need, water. The undefeated warrior in the battle against weight loss.

Studies have proven that consuming 17 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals can significantly boost your weight loss.

It can boost calorie burning by 24-30%. But we did say we take what we don’t need. Remember?

Let’s talk about your love for Alcohol.

We aren’t going to demonize it. But just accept it, sugary alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer is a big ‘no’ when

weight loss is what you are aiming for.

Let’s forget the sugar for a second.

Alcohol itself contains 7 calories per gram.But, if it is something you absolutely want on a weekend, kindly stick to drinks such as Vodka mixed with Zero-Calorie beverages.

That’s the max we can allow you!

No more negotiations!

8.      Being Nocturnal :

Humans need sleep during night time. Say that 10 times over and let it sink in.

If that doesn’t help, maybe have it as your phone’s wallpaper.

Poor sleep cycles are proven to be among the biggest risk factors for obesity.

You have above 55% to 89% greater risk of becoming obese than that girl, Rebecca, who sleeps on time.

No, being a social butterfly till 2 AM isn’t gonna help your summer body goals. So stop saying, “Thank you, Next” to all your plans of sleeping well.

Yeah, that applies to you too Ariana, in case you are watching.

9.      Undiagnosed Medical Conditions :

Yes, such cases do exist. Medical conditions driving weight gain do go unnoticed.

There are various conditions such as hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and sleep apnea.

In such cases, either the condition itself or the medications can make weight loss way harder than normal.

Certain food addictions can also be a hurdle in the way. About 19.9% of people in North American and Europe were classified as Food Addicts in a 2014 study.

Looks like President Trump isn’t the only one with insane food habits.

If you deem yourself fitting in the criteria of any of the above-mentioned conditions.

Well, then you aren’t fit. We advise you to seek medical attention.

10.   Unrealistic Expectations :

setting unrealistic bars is a mistake we always point out.

No machine has 100% efficiency and capacity to work perpetually.

Same is your body. Setting your goals equivalent to magazine cover’s fitness models isn’t fair.

No, we aren’t demotivating you. We are just telling the truth that Photoshop doesn’t work in real life.

Weight loss is a gradual process and needs patience.

Persistence is the key, no matter which diet plan or celebrity trainer you follow.

If you have reached a healthy point and your scale doesn’t seem to go any lower, stop putting more strain.

Now that you have achieved it with your hard work, it’s time to focus on the scale of self-acceptance.

The scale that should go only one way, higher! Do you think weight loss hacks work or there is no shortcut to losing those extra pounds?

Let us know in the comment section below.