7 Most Common Weight Loss Mistakes

By Carolin 

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Do you feel like you’ll never have success with your ?

Without knowing it, you might be making these . They may seem harmless but reaching your goal weight can be hard and you want to make it as easy as you can on yourself.

1.    Skipping meals
Skipping a meal usually has an adverse effect on your diet goals. You are much more likely to fall for unhealthy snacks and most people will compensate for the saved calories by eating more later during the day. Always eat 3 meals and 2 healthy snacks a day.

2.    Grocery shopping hungry
It’s almost as if the unhealthy, fast sugar and fat products just jump into the chart when you’re grocery shopping hungry. Ideally eat a meal before you go to the store but if you find yourself there with a screaming stomach simply purchase a fruit and eat it. Then continue your shopping.

3.    Eating in front of the TV
The TV is one of the places that we are most likely to eat unhealthy food. We usually do it without even noticing. A great rule is not to eat in front of the TV, period. An even better rule is not to watch TV. The time easily flies when we’re on the couch and it’s important to listen to your body. Maybe you are hungry. If you are, have a fruit, a sandwich, some nuts or another healthy snack. One key here is eat when you’re hungry and drink when you’re thirsty instead of filling your body with calories without noticing.
4.    Following impossible diets
Your diet should be healthy, give you plenty of energy and keep you at healthy weight. On top of that you should enjoy your diet and you must be able to stay with it. Keeping a healthy diet is not about restricting yourself for a couple of weeks and then going back to normal. Don’t even bother trying a diet that is unhealthy in the long run for example a diet without carbs. Less carbs and complex carbs are fine but not no carbs.
5.    Drinking calories
This is probably one of the most important reasons for weight gain: we drink calories. The problem with these calories is that they don’t make you satisfied and it is very easy to drink a lot without noticing, especially with all the free refills. How about diet products? Sorry, they trick your brain to think that you get sugar and when the kick doesn’t come the body makes you hungry since it’s still waiting for a sugar rush.  Avoid juice, pop (soda) and alcoholic beverages.
6.    Your food is too soft
Your jaw and your digestive system needs to work. If you only eat soft food you won’t get a feeling of satisfaction and you’ll want to eat more. Whole grain, carrots and beets, a piece of meat instead of ground meat are perfect foods for a full and satisfied feeling.
7.    You don’t move enough
People who live a very sedentary lifestyle don’t have room for many calories in their diet. The best solution is always to move more. You don’t have to spend hours in the gym or go out for an hour long run. Go for a walk with a friend, play ball with the kids, go play at the pool, take the bike to the park and never, ever take the elevator.

Use these seven ideas to have great success with your weight loss or to keep a healthy weight.

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7 Responses to “7 Most Common Weight Loss Mistakes”

  1. Stephen Nash from masai mara lodges on June 23rd, 2010 1:05 pm

    While some people lose a lot of weight in the first few weeks, others might not lose any weight for a few weeks. Although this can be frustrating when you’re doing everything right, it’s not a reason to give up. Sometimes it just takes a little while longer to see the results of your hard work reflected on the scale. Remember, eating right and exercising regularly have positive impacts on your health in many other ways, such as more energy, less stress, better sleep, and reduced risk of many diseases. You’ll receive those benefits—regardless of the number on the scale.

  2. pharmacy technician on June 29th, 2010 7:39 am

    Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

  3. Mark from Diet Reviews on June 30th, 2010 3:23 am

    Oh my Gosh! I am so guilty with number one and five. I always try to skip meals when I notice that I am getting fat and all that but I end up having twice the amount of food when I skip meals and also I drink sodas every day! Can you imagine how healthy looking I am?LOL

  4. ultrasound technician on June 30th, 2010 4:30 pm

    nice post. thanks.

  5. John from cellulitis infection on July 1st, 2010 11:39 am

    Actually I agree with the above types. I think also that you should not skip meals but also forget about the food in front of the TV. The movement is a very good thing for weight control, and ultimately important is perseverance. The results do not come overnight, I am a true proof of that.

  6. Chris from Prescription Medications on July 9th, 2010 4:04 am

    Many dieters tend to make similar mistakes when trying to lose weight. But being aware of these mistakes—and making small physical and mental changes—will help you lose the weight and keep it off for good.

  7. Dawn from Fastest Way to Lose Weight on October 9th, 2010 10:36 pm

    You’re exactly right – skipping meals is the worst thing a dieter can do. The body needs calories in order for metabolism to function properly. Great exercises that produce exceptional results with minimal time include squats, lunges and push ups. These exercises create a small amount of muscle quickly, and muscle burns fat continuously.

    Thanks for the great information!

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