You know the usual steps when it comes to weight loss – eat right and exercise regularly. You’ve always prepared balanced meals every day, and you’ve never missed a day in gym, but your weight is still not going down. If this is the case, you might be doing something wrong with your fitness routine.
Some people see weight loss as a quick solution without realizing that they’re actually doing it wrong. So, before you jump into that diet, you need to evaluate your weight loss regimen and avoid committing these mistakes:
- Taking what appears on the weighing scale too seriously
Most people think that weight loss is measured by what appears on the weighing scale. Just from this type of mindset, you’re already off the track. Weight change is not only about the numbers on the weighing scale – it’s influenced by a several factors, such as hormonal changes and fluid intake. Don’t just look at the weighing scale; take before and after photos of yourself, and measure your waist to see if there are any changes in your body.
- Not getting enough sleep
Weight loss is not only influenced by diet and exercise – rest time is also a crucial factor. If you skip your sleep, you’re likely to feel hungrier in the day. Moreover, you’re not giving your body enough time to recuperate. So, you’re not only hungry during the day, but you also feel less refreshed.
- Skipping on meals
You had too much to eat for breakfast and decided to skip lunch because you feel that you’re overeating. See anything wrong here? Skipping on food will only increase your appetite later on, which will make you eat more. Your body is also not receiving the nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
- Setting high expectations
Some people take weight loss to an entirely different level that they have high expectations for it, only to have these work against them. There’s nothing wrong with setting expectations, but make sure it’s realistic. Don’t pressure yourself and feel too disappointed if you can’t meet your goals; weight loss takes time and a great deal of discipline. Be more modest with your goals, so you can improve your chances for success.
Losing weight is never easy, but that’s where the challenge lies. If you give up and don’t put extra effort into your weight loss regimen, you’re only going to pile up on those pounds.