Weight loss coaches often find that their clients are making some mistakes which are preventing them from losing the excess weight. You too can make those mistakes. That is why it is very important for you to know about these mistakes so that you do not commit them.
Let’s see what these mistakes are
Not eating enough
If you are not eating enough, instead of losing weight, you will start storing fat in your body. If you consume fewer calories while you are losing calories through working out and burning them, it is possible that your metabolism will slow down and it will be difficult for you to build muscle.
Do not stop yourself from eating. Instead, eat more healthy carbohydrates such as fruits, starchy vegetables, and whole grains. Also add lean proteins like fish, chicken, turkey and tofu and healthy fats like avocado, nuts, oils, and seeds. You need more green vegetables and other non-starchy vegetables.
Lack of a support system
When you are trying to lose weight, you will need a good support system and if you lack it, then it’ll be difficult for you to lose weight. Some people can go solo and still achieve their goals. Some other people may need some help during the process. Since you are changing your lifestyle, it is very difficult to stick to that and if you have a good support system, it will make your life easier and will help you to achieve your goals. Especially, if your family is not supporting you, it will be very difficult for you to lose weight.
It may be your family, it may be a relative or friend who will join forces with you. Ask for support from your loved ones and your family. Let people know about your big goal and many of them might help you. There are online forums, websites, blogs and other platforms which will help you to stay on the course and get support from other people who are on the same journey.
You are only performing cardio but not weights
If you are performing too much cardio but you are not lifting enough weights, it will be difficult for you to lose weight. Muscle mass is important for you because it will help you to burn more fat. Even though cardio will help you to burn calories it will not help you to build muscle. You can build muscle by lifting weights. If you are doing cardio, that is fine but add some weights to your workout routine. At least, 2 to 3 days a week you can lift weights. If you are using machines for weight training, that is also fine.
You don’t have specific goals
You may not be able to lose weight because you do not have any specific goals in case of weight loss. Instead of setting a big, overwhelming goals, it is very important for you to break it down into smaller and manageable goals. Again if the goals are very vague, they will not help you to achieve your objectives. You need smaller, measurable, realistic goals for your weight loss journey. Your goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, and realistic and time-bound and only then it’ll help you to lose weight as you want. One example of specific goals can be drinking eight glasses of water. Another can be working out five days a week for one hour each time. Another goal may be walking 8000 steps every day. Such goals will help you to move towards your objective.