We all know that weight loss is a very complicated process unless you have been living under a rock. This is all due to many factors that come into play.
Not to mention all the advice that happens online in which in many cases it is very contradicting each other.
So how does one know which methods to follow. Well the best way is to know the ones that you are doing that are likely to sabotage your life completely.
Thus in this article I will be talking about the things you do, that you may not be aware of, that are making you fall back when it comes to your goals.
Without further ado, let’s get started with this article.
1. You drink loads of sugar drinks like liquid fruit
Perhaps one of the most dangerous things to have is an orange juice as it will not have you knowing whether you are causing weight gain or not.
I know I have been a victim of this as I used to love it but it took about 3 years to realize that it is not only good for weight but for help in general since it causes your body to have a high sugar level.
This is thus related to effecting your weight on the long term since a high blood sugar level is related to weight gain and this is confirmed by healthline.
If you must have fruit juice rather have a freshly squeezed orange instead or have fruit juices in moderation.
2. Not eating enough during the day
This may sound counterproductive to weight loss but it really isn’t. If you are looking to lose weight the most important aspect is to ensure that you give your body enough fuel and energy.
Often people will not eat enough which not only causes your body to not function well to help with weight loss but this causes you to end up overeating throughout the day.
When you start overeating you do it by having unhealthy snacks which your brain sees as something healthy just to fill you up yet it is causing harm.
according to fitbodz.com if you starve yourself your body will go into starvation mode causing your metabolism to slow down drastically telling the body to store fat which is counterproductive.
3. Setting unrealistic goals
We would all like to achieve our goals like weight lose super quick, in a matter of a few weeks. However, this is not how any goal that is sustained is to be done.
I have seen way too many people setting goals like losing 5 or 10 kg in a week (Yeah I am not kidding).
These such goals do two things to you. The first thing is that make you look for shortcut methods and you never do get those anyway.
The second thing it does it help cause many side effects to your body like diarrhea or hair loss since fast weight loss causes this.
Steady and proper will win the game all the time so one should be mindful of this at all times.
4. Fad diets
Most people swear by fad diets for weight loss but more often than not these end up not working at all as most people get even more derailed.
This is because fad diets usually ask you to focus on specific food group like for example only fruits or only lean red meat.
This is a recipe for disaster since you will be restricting yourself by just focusing on one food group and this will not be sustainable in the long run.
These diets are usually appealing since they promise that you can eat a lot and still not be able to gain weight but the dangers are always hidden in the side effects.
5. Too much exercise in the beginning
Just like the reason of not eating enough this same reason: of too much exercise in the start will not be able to help you in your goals.
This means that you will be over working your body but which will tend to give it a shock especially if you haven’t done exercising much.
This will cause you to want to overeat as you would have lost so much energy as your body will be trying to adjust.
So moderation is key here too. Take exercise as a gradual thing and over time you can increase the intensity once your body gets use to it.
Losing weight will always be one of the most complicated process and this is why most people are always stuck in a rut.
With loads of confusing and conflicting information online it is vital to know which can be good for you.
The only issue is that most of the never look at one of the bad habits that they need to first get rid of and one of the most common ones are the following:
- Focusing on fad diets
- Not eating enough
- Too much exercise at first
- Setting unrealistic goals
- Drinking loads of sugar drinks
If one can be able to eliminate at least two of these habits this can be able to help you a lot for your weight loss goals to be achieved faster.
I hope this article was useful and I hope it gave you the value that you were looking for. If you have any questions or comments you can leave them below and I will be more than happy to engage with you as normal.