As a personal trainer, dealing with weight loss or weight gain issues seems like a part of my day-to-day job. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the feel-good factor that comes from putting in all that hard work at the gym. However it’s not as easy going it alone, so to help keep us all on the level, I have made a light-hearted list of 5 common mistakes amongst the weight-loss crowd.
1) Missing Meals
This is a huge no-no. Missing meals will just make you feel weak, hungry, grumpy, and moody. Your metabolism relies on your metabolism. When you skip meals, your metabolism slows right down which in turn stores fatter and calories to keep your body functioning.
2) Skipping Snacks
In addition to missing meals, you’re going to want to avoid snacking. As a general rule, you want to have some tough nuts, or dried fruit, or a tough-to-chew treat such as grapefruit, orange, or peach to hold you over between meals. But make sure that you don’t overeat. admire/love your fruits, for the days when you’re feeling tired or sluggish make sure to have your orange in the morning to kick start your metabolism and keep it going well throughout the day.
3) Overcoming your Mental Barriers
With all the media and 30 experts out there explaining their way, it’s no doubt that losing weight is a difficult customer to undertake. Just remember, the diet industry is all about one thing, here the bottom line is, we make over $1, thermostats every year from the fears and dove Blazers of overweight/obese people.
4) Taking less than the required amount of supplements.
When a new diet is introduced to the market, it seems like every expert in the country shakes their head and says, “oh guys, I’ve tried this before, with no success.” When it comes to weight loss, you need to take it seriously. Seek expert advice before you start taking any dietary supplements, don’t surf the internet aimlessly. Take an expert course. It’s worth it. Just be sure that the advice you follow is exactly what your body can handle, otherwise suffer the consequences later on.
5) Using Recovery Foods
Recovery foods are foods that are low in calories and are a good idea to include in your diet when you’re dieting. Recovery foods should be low in calories, fat, and sugar, high in fiber, and contain some protein. The problem with many dieters is that they stick to their low calorie, high protein, low-fat traditional diets, but don’t take any notice of rebound weight gain.
- Bread: We begin the day with bread, as you’ve probably heard, but what’s in it? Bread is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day, and yet, it can be one of the most calorific foods you’re going to eat throughout the day.
- Yogurt: When you’re on a diet, it may seem like a horrible idea, but in actuality, yogurt isn’t bad for you. High in protein and with their increase your metabolism, it’s a great food choice for dieters.
- Chicken: Chicken is another good food choice, but this time, chicken that you buy pre-sliced and in a tactical way (aka marinated). It can be a good boost of protein, and although it’s high in fat and calories, this isn’t an all bad substance, just don’t overdo it.
- Cheese: To diet or not to diet… There’s a whole lot of debate on whether or not too much cheese is bad. You can eat plenty of cheese without getting fat. The cheeses we’re talking about are the ones you buy in your health food shop and processed cheese. Most processed cheeses have at least 5 grams of fat and are unhealthy.
- Chocolate: Are you watching what you eat? No chips, no chocolate. Focus on good things like dark chocolate. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants and is rich in magnesium. Follow your diet by eating some, but don’t go overboard!
Dieting isn’t rocket science, it’s just a matter of being sensible and making a little change here and there. The key is to forget the fads and trends, and remember that it’s a long-term game. Don’t be in too big of a hurry to suddenly shift all of your bad eating habits; your body may reaction badly, and do damage to your health.