Warning: Simple weight loss mistakes that are easily correctable are sabotaging your weight loss efforts. Are you making some of the following mistakes? Keep reading to find out if you're creating new weight loss problems for yourself.
Weight Loss Mistakes and Problems
1. Skipping meals
Bad, bad, bad! By skipping meals, you are screwing up your metabolism... you're slowing it down. It slows down because it thinks food is scarce, so your body slows down it's fat burning since it thinks it'll need that fat in the future for energy (since food is "scarce").
Heck, I'd say it's usually better to eat a bad meal than skip meals!
2. Eating 1-2 meals a day
To properly fuel your body, you need to eat many smaller meals and snacks throughout the day. This keeps your metabolism running fast, digestion is humming along at peak efficiency, and your energy as well as blood sugar levels remain constant and stable throughout the day. So eat 4-5 smaller meals a day along with some good snacks and this weight loss problem is solved.
3. Relying on a pill to take the weight off
Do you honestly believe a pill is the long term solution for weight loss? Some pills will help with short term weight loss, but once you get off them, the weight almost always returns quickly. Listen, if you want a magical pill to help with your health and weight loss, I strongly suggest you take fish oil pills everyday for the rest of your life.
This is not a quick-fix weight loss pill, but it works for long term weight loss as well as helping to "treat" 100's of various ailments that plague people.
Ugh! Jogging sucks. The best way to lose fat is through high and low intensity intervals. Jogging is a constant-state of low to medium intensity. It would be better if you walked and then ran fast in intervals than just jogging at the same speed.
5. Skipping breakfast
This is big and coincides with one and two above. Look, if you listen to just 1 thing in this article, listen to this. Don't skip breakfast. A recent study showed that 80% of fat people either skip breakfast or eat a really bad breakfast, while 80% of skinny and lean people eat breakfast everyday... a good breakfast.
So, I recommend you eat 3-4 scrambled eggs for breakfast each morning. The protein boosts your metabolism to start the day... as well as fills you up so you don't play calorie-catch-up later in the day with bad snacks and convenience foods.
If you just avoided those weight loss mistakes, you have 75% of your weight loss problem solved.