Have you been trying to lose weight for some time now? But no matter how hard you try, you aren’t getting the results you had hoped for? A lot of people find themselves in this position, and it is often because they are committing a weight loss blunder without realising it. So, let’s take a look at some of the mistakes you could be making.
You don’t read the food labels properly – A lot of people do their weekly shop and simply add anything to their basket that has ‘low fat’ written on it. Does this sound familiar? The trouble with this is that such items tend to have a lot of sugar in to accomodate for the low fat, which means such food items are not necessarily the healthier option.
You have no variation in your exercise routine – Do you do the same workout over and over again? If so, it is likely that you have hit a brick wall when it comes to your fitness routine. You need to vary frequency, intensity, and the types of workouts you are doing if you are to reach the results you hope for.
You do not track what you eat – This does not mean that you need to calorie count, as this does not work for everyone. However, you should track what you eat. Otherwise, you will find that you overeat without even realising it.
Your expectations are not realistic – If your expectations are not realistic, you are simply setting yourself up for failure. It is often better to give yourself smaller goals, so you reach milestones frequently and keep your motivation levels high.
You do not get enough sleep – There are so many different reasons why getting a good night’s sleep is important for your health. When it comes to weight loss, you are much more likely to turn to unhealthy food if you did not get a good night’s sleep/
You copy other people – Whether this is a low-carb diet or weight loss surgery, you should not simply copy what your friends are doing. What works for one person does not always work for the other. You are on your own journey and you need to figure out what is going to be the most effective for you.
You only use the scale to measure weight loss – When it comes to how you measure your weight loss, don’t use the scale as your only measurement. Make sure you measure how many inches you have lost as well. After all, muscle weighs more than fat, so you could have lost weight but the scales tell a different story.
Hopefully, you have now gotten to the bottom of why you are not losing weight as you had hoped for. If you are committing any of the weight loss blunders mentioned above, don’t panic. Simply make sure you use the advice that has been presented to right these wrongs. Good luck!