Weight loss failure is the biggest thing that is ruining many people confidence and self-esteem.
To get a lean physique becomes the toughest task that they want to achieve, which lead them to a different path. They start neglecting their health and just focus on losing weight.
Many of them manage to get the result but that doesn’t last longer. They face sudden weight gain just after quitting some of the quick fixes that they were following, again harming their confidence.
If you are facing such problems then, I have something for you. You don’t have worry about it, just avoid these most common mistakes that result in unsuccessful weight loss.
1. You Don’t Eat Enough
Skipping calories to lose weight, it’s common issue. If you cut calories from your diet then your body gets unhappy.
Calories are required by the body to provides continuous energy throughout the day for daily activity and also for the vital process.
Skipping or limiting calories confuse body about its next refuel time. Also with lower energy level; body function and metabolism slow down to conserve energy. Body starts to store calories as it’s not sure about its next fuel timing.
Calories are not the culprit but the source can be. Eating quick energy releasing food do more harm than the just calories. Body readily absorb those calories, and it needs next meal sooner.
While eating foods or meal rich in protein, fiber and carbs can change the way body react to it. Due to protein and fiber, body break carbs slowly releasing energy for a longer time.
People always claim that they fell tired all the time or they get sick a lot. These are the sign of neglecting calorie and also an unhealthy weight loss program.
For weight loss, you don’t need to compromise your energy level or health. The sign of successful weight loss is high energy level and better health. Neglecting calories can lower energy level, interfering complete body’s vital process and also weight loss.
Choose a better source of carbs and also prefer for a combination of foods in your meal.
Wrap up: Calories are the primary source of energy that control body’s vital process. Neglecting calories can slowdown the metabolism ruining your weight loss goal.
2. Not Listening To Your Body’s Call
To get faster result many people try things that are against their will.
Choosing a healthy diet can be sometimes against will for the people who are addicted to calories dense foods.
The problem in not with healthy eating habit, it is with following unnecessary things that can completely ruin weight loss goal and health.
Many of those things include skipping breakfast, cutting required calories, completely neglecting food they like, eating a single type of food, and much more in the list.
There are a bunch of things that people follow against their will by neglecting their natural call.
Some diet proves to be beneficial for few people but its opposite to many of them making it quite complex to understand. If you want to try any of these diets then you can try it, the result will be quick but there isn’t any promise for its long lasting effect.
Many people found it beneficial when they followed the diet and got the desired result but after quitting the diet they started to follow the same things as earlier.
Weight loss goal isn’t the right term, it should be a healthy lifestyle that body can adopt in for the lifetime.
Tips for leading a healthy lifestyle, lose weight and maintain weight:
- Eat king size breakfast: Don’t neglect breakfast whatever may the reason. Start your day with healthy breakfast that contains high protein, fiber, carbs, fat, vitamin, and mineral.
- Eat frequently: Don’t go for just 2-3 large meal. Eat frequent small 4-5 meals a day.
- Eat complete food: Eat a well-balanced meal every time.
- Never neglect any nutrient: Neglecting nutrients from diet create an imbalance. Make a better choice of food instead of neglecting particular nutrients. There are bad and good carbs or fat. Eating healthy one will boost weight loss and health.
- Don’t depend on single food type: Depending on single food will keep you deprived of other nutrients.
- Stay hydrated: Drink lots of water to burn more calories and prevent excess calories intake. Metabolism is high when the body is properly hydrated. Don’t forget to get benefits of no-calorie but calorie burning water.
3. You Don’t Eat Complete Food
Complete food or meal is a right combination of nutrients that body need to process daily activities. It provides energy to cells, repairing damaged cells, building new cells or tissue, providing nutrients to vital organs and much more.
There are a lot of tasks in the process that demands complete food that provides protein, fiber, carbs, fat, vitamin, and minerals.
Many researchers proved that right combination of these nutrients provides a long lasting result on health and weight loss.
Protein and fiber topped the list for its higher impact on weight loss. Vitamin and minerals also act as a catalyst for stimulating weight loss process.
Carbs and fats are quite a sensitive topic that is found to help or ruin weight loss.
Eating healthy carbs and fat will help to meet the required energy for daily activity. While an unhealthy source of these two nutrients can worsen health and weight loss goal.
Healthy source of nutrients:
- Protein: Oats, quinoa, chia seeds, meat, poultry, eggs, dairy products, fish, etc.
- Fiber: Veggies, fruits, nuts, whole grains and beans.
- Carbs: Whole grains, beans, nuts, and beans.
- Fat: Nuts, dairy products, olive oil, fish, seeds,
- Vitamin and Minerals: Fruits, veggies, nuts, fish, whole grains, dairy products, etc.
Every food contains different types of nutrients in different proportion. To gain every nutrient in right proportion you need to include every type of food.
4. Riding The Same Workout Daily
It quite tough to lose weight quickly without indulging into a workout routine.
Workout gives the desired result quickly and also helps to get a toned body that you might be wondering for.
Workout is recommended to lose weight but many people don’t find better result instead of working out daily. They lose hope in workout routine because they are not able to get the desired result.
The main problem may not be workout it may be daily same workout routine.
At the beginning, a light workout would be hard to complete but as you start training daily, it becomes easy to complete.
Following the same workout routine as the first day at the gym won’t do much.
You need to change workout at regular interval as per your fitness level improves. Along with you need to try other different forms of exercises that can train your muscle or improve cardiovascular strength.
You can try weight lifting, cardio, or interval training. Interval training is short burst exercise that lasts for few minute but is most effective when it come to losing weight.
Try different types of exercise and make a better schedule. Get rid of long training for all 6 days in a week. Add cardio or interval training in between. You can also try swimming for better refreshment.
Making regular different challenges and winning over it can bring better result than a boring repeated workout.
Don’t get stuck in a single type of exercise. If you start getting bored of workout, you will start losing interest in it. Enjoy your workout routine and also play the sports you like. With this, you won’t feel bored and you won’t lose your interest in it.
Wrap up: Same workout for long time can be boring and ineffective. It’s good to adopt a varieties of workout routine that makes it better and exciting.
5. You Neglect Your Psychological Health
Psychological health is always neglected while considering to lose weight. Nutrition and workout routine are always highlighted and marked as the root of the problem.
But my friends, to be honest, you can’t lose weight or stay healthy if you aren’t psychologically healthy.
Many of the today’s modern diseases are found to have linked to mental health. Stress has widespread among everyone, whether they may be youth or adult. Everyone face stress that is changing their behavior towards nutrition and fitness routine.
People facing stress lose better decision-making ability. They prefer calorie dense food over healthy foods. It may not be their fault completely as there are many hormonal changes in them.
The stress hormone cortisol has shown to increase hunger and craving for junk foods.
They lose interest in following a fitness routine.
It’s quite tough to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight; if your unhealthy eating isn’t controlled.
Tips to prevent stress for weight loss:
- Choose fat wisely: When you have craving to eat calorie dense food, add high-fiber foods such as veggies to control calorie intake and to fell full.
- Add metabolic booster: Add some spicy food in your meal as it can satisfy your food craving and it also helps to burn calories.
- Breathe before you eat: Take a deep and slow breath, in through your nose and out through the mouth. You will feel relaxed and would be able to make a better food choice.
- Meditate: Meditation is a form of mental exercise helps to balance hormone that controls stress. You won’t feel a quick surge of stress quickly even in a stressful situation. You will start enjoying your blissful mind.
Wrap up: Stress don’t seems to harmful but it do more harm than imagined. Take charge of mental health before it get deep rooted in your life.
6. You Are Ignoring Your Health
If you have two choices:
- Lose weight quickly
- A healthy life
Which one you should choose!
Of course the second one, a healthy life.
A healthy life doesn’t mean to give up your weight loss goal. It just means adopting a better path that will lead to both goals, i.e. weight loss and health.
If you are healthy then it also means that you have a healthy weight.
Many people try to adopt many things that they really don’t even want just to get a quicker result. Stop doing it for the sake of weight loss, just change your goal to health and weight loss.
Both are achievable by adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes clean eating, fitness routine and stress-free life.
With these three rule, you will achieve both and it will last throughout your life.
Wrap up: Get rid or quick result if they don’t provide you weight loss and health. Also achieving these both task won’t take more time as said if you give your 100%.
7. You Are Taking It Too Seriously / You Set Unrealistic Goal
As said earlier that you need to change your focus towards your weight loss and health.
There isn’t any point in taking it seriously.
Why would anyone want to lose 10-30 pounds in a month?
They didn’t gain that weight in a month, it took a long time to gain it. There is nothing to worry about it.
If you think more about it then you will set an unrealistic goal and later force yourself to reach that goal. As it is an unrealistic goal, you will lose your confidence.
Don’t set such unrealistic goal and harm your confidence. Set weekly challenge and win over it. Enjoy the process and you will soon get the result.
Wrap up: Don’t take it too seriously or set unrealistic goals, it will harm your confidence and self-esteem. Set small and attainable goals and start winning over it. You will get better result when your motivation and confidence stay in sync.
There is nothing left to say. All those essential points are listed and you just need to try it and never miss it.
Start enjoying the process and give your 100%, you will receive your gift in the form of perfect health and well-toned body.