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Weight Loss Mistakes - Keep In Sight To Lose Only Weight

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GETfit360 Team
December 28, 2021
Est. Reading: 2 minutes

Weight loss efforts always start with the best intentions and get derailed, and then it is even more difficult to get back on track. All dieters inevitably make mistakes along the way—and most of the time, they don't even realize it. This might be happening to you because you are
probably making common weight loss mistakes.

Trying to do too much

Adding an exercise schedule that takes a toll on your energy levels is the biggest mistake to make. Start with simpler exercise, set a routine and then move to more high-intensity ones.

Unrealistic Expectations

It's important to be patient and see each lost pound to be a huge achievement along the way. And remember to have ways other than the number on the scale to measure your progress, such as how your clothes fit or the number of inches you've lost.

Food is not a reward

Whether they're trying to lose weight or not, it’s very common to use food as a reward. Instead, treat yourself to non-food rewards, such as new running gear, a pedicure, or a massage when you reach a running goal. Once you reach a specific goal, pick a new milestone and another non-food treat to go along with it.

Drinking Calories

People who are new to exercising tend to use electrolytes to replace lost energy. Stay away from sugary sports drinks unless you're running more than 90 minutes and need to replace electrolytes lost through sweat. You should also try to avoid fruit juices (whole fruit is always
better), regular soda, and high-calorie speciality coffee beverages. Plain water is fine for staying hydrated during the week.

Miscalculating calories needed

If you want to keep losing weight, you have to gradually reduce your calorie intake. Once you have that number, you need to create a deficit -- either by dieting or exercising.

Skipping meals

Some people skip meals thinking that they'll save calories. But that strategy usually backfires. Try to eat five to six small meals each day, or three meals and some healthy snacks in between. You'll find that eating mini-meals will help maintain your energy levels throughout
the day and keep you from feeling hungry (and then binging) all the time.

Depriving Yourself

You may assume that being on a diet or eating healthy means giving up all your favourite indulgent foods. If you have a really strong craving, it's fine to indulge – a little. Try to prevent yourself from going overboard by placing only a certain amount of food in front of
you.

Conclusion

Knowing where you might err would keep you on the lookout. If you still need help, consult a professional at a well-known fitness clinic for advice.

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