Are you on a weight loss goal? If yes then you might be stressed with your progress which is negligible instead of giving your best. Weight loss is not about making big changes and effort. It’s about making small but better changes. So let explore the small things that ruin any weight loss goal.
In this article, I will list the common things that people unintentionally do that result in failure of weight loss goal. By knowing these things, anyone can adopt the measures to keep up their weight loss and health journey smoothly.
Weight loss is tough at the beginning, but it becomes simple as you start following it. If your weight loss journey gets going tougher then you should cross check the things you follow, eat and believe. A healthy weight loss isn’t meant to make your life tough; it’s the way of living, it’s simple and adjusts as per your routine and lifestyle. These kinds of stuff may seem complicated compared to just cutting calorie or food. But it will be worth in the long term.
Things that are sabotaging the goal are linked to each other. By knowing these 6 steps, you will be able to connect the dot for your weight loss. Let’s dig in and make the weight loss goal fun, easy and successful.
1. You Believe Wrong Stuff Easily
When you get started with a weight loss or fitness routine, how many time you have heard word “Easy Trick or tips.” Have ever followed it without knowing the facts behind it. Have you ever gave the effort to find whether the tip is myth or truth? If you are following every trick that magazine, book, or blog sell then, it will be the reason for your weight loss failure.
Believing any stuff and following it without any right information can ruin your effort in no time. With the spread of information, there are many myths spread over everywhere. Believing such myths are runing people’s weight loss goal, effort, and willpower to continue. With all these, it leads to weight loss failure at present and in future.
Believing anything quickly can lead to failure. You will start believing the myths as truth and holy grail for your weight loss. Along with you will start neglecting the things that you should be following. You start developing unhealthy habits replacing your healthy one.
Stop believing everything you hear without any evidence as you will be giving your 100 percent on the stuff. Start exploring the things you hear to get the right direction and information. By this, you avoid the biggest mistake in fitness or weight loss routine.
2. You aren’t Persistent
A river can’t move the mountain by it can surely cut the mountain due to its persistence.
Be like a river, follow the thing that is beneficial and right for your weight loss goal and health. You won’t achieve your goal in a 2-3 week but if you stay persistent, you will get the desired result and body.
How many have you started your weight loss goal again?
How many times have you changed your diet?
Were those diets healthy and nutritious as a weight loss diet should be?
By changing diet or quitting it after starting it, you should know that you aren’t persistent to your goal. You start with high energy but with slow result your energy level drop. Successful weight losers keep their energy and motivation high throughout their journey as they know they will reap the benefit in coming time. They keep following the right stuff instead of looking for the easy fixes. With this persistence and dedication, they surely lose weight, gain the body they desired and improve health in the process.
3. You Don’t Eat Enough
For a successful and lasting weight loss, nutrition is the core and can’t be underestimated. Instead of so much importance, nutrients and food are always held as evil for the weight gain and other health problems. It’s not food that is harming us, but it’s the eating habits making the condition worse day by day.
Multiple unhealthy practices are followed by dieters to lose weight. They have listed healthy nutrient and food as the cause of the increasing problem. They avoid food and starve just to lose weight as they are afraid of food. They eat less as they think that eating less will lower the calorie intake. They consider starvation as the sign of dedication and successful weight loss. But due to this habits, they run into eating disorders like binging, anorexia and bulimia.
Food is your health and weight loss best partner, don’t be afraid of it. By eating the right food, you won’t gain weight like with eating calorie dense processed foods. Start eating healthy food, and you won’t feel hunger next time, and it will improve your health.
4. You Compensate Diet With Exercise
How many time have you ever realized that you are torturing yourself in the gym because you ate calorie dense food in the party?
You don’t need to go hard in the gym after enjoying any party. You won’t gain much fat, or you won’t get the whole calorie in a single workout routine. Continuing with a normal workout routine is fine. It’s ok that you enjoy at party once or twice a month rather than frequently.
Have you ever thought that you could eat anything if you are on a fitness routine?
It is another mistake with exercise that many do. Instead of being on fitness routine you have to eat clean & healthy rather than processed foods. If you eat any calorie dense food that provides 400 calories in a single serving, then you have to do an intense workout for 30-40 minute to burn it, which is also not recommended.
Eat healthy and indulge in fitness routine to get the maximum benefit. Don’t compensate diet with exercise.
5. You Ignore Your Mental Health
While losing weight, mental health is given the lowest priority. Changing diet, calorie maintenance, skipping a meal, slow progress and other factors are causing stress in daily life.
People usually ignore stress at the beginning, which becomes a reason for weight loss failure.
Stress is responsible for the release of cortisol hormone which is found increase craving for calorie dense foods as its responsible for the release of feel-good hormone dopamine.
It is also found that stress increases calorie intake but lower the calorie consumption leading to storage in form of fat.
Don’t ignore your mental health while trying to lose weight. If you stay happy, your motivation will soar higher to choose right thing and stay persistent.
6. You Don’t Give High Preference To Your Health
And the final thing on the list but should be the priority; it’s health.
For any successful weight loss, it is important to merge your weight loss goal with health goal. By giving priority to health you will force yourself to make right choice instead of easy one. These choices will be a pillar of a successful weight loss.
Successful weight loss is not about a making an easy choice; it’s about making the right choice. Start making the right choice, and you will start to see better result compared to the easy one.
The right choice is not tough as it looks at the beginning but it will soon become simple and a part of you and your habit.
And finally, go check your daily routine and habit to find things that might be sabotaging your goal. Avoid it and replace with a healthy choice.