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Top 3 Weight Loss Mistakes

Postby spencer04 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:58 pm

Top 3 Weight Loss Mistakes

Losing weight is a mystery to most people. If you’re like all of the other people who want to lose weight out there you’ve probably tried everything. The problem with most diet plans is that they’re too strict and hard to follow. With the right diet and exercise routine you can lose weight quickly and easily. Below are the 5 most common mistakes people make when they’re trying to lose weight.

Mistake #1: Skipping Breakfast in the Morning

Haven’t you ever heard the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? Eating a healthy breakfast can help kick-start your metabolism. There have been studies that show that people who eat breakfast lose more weight on average than those who skip breakfast. Skipping breakfast will generally lead to eating more throughout the course of the day. Eating every meal during the day will help to avoid excessive hunger which can lead to over-eating.

Mistake #2: Too Much Fat

Fats are found in almost every type of food. Fat is actually essential to the body but taking in too much fat can lead to weight gain. Did you know that your body will actually convert excess carbohydrates into fat? A diet high in both carbs and fat can lead to excessive amounts of fat being accumulated on the body. Cutting back on fats doesn’t have to be difficult though. You can monitor the amount of fat you take in to make sure you’re staying below 20-30 grams of fat per day. Eating fish is a good way to get healthy fats you body craves.

Mistake #3: Diet is too Strict

You might believe that a strict diet will help you to lose weight but the truth is the more you restrict your diet the more likely you are to fail. A successful diet comes from finding healthy alternatives for all the foods you love to eat. You may be able to lose a little weight at first when following a restrictive diet but in the end you’re much more likely to get sick of your diet and go back to eating whatever you want. Gradual changes can help you make healthier decisions every day without even having to think of it as dieting.
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Re: Top 3 Weight Loss Mistakes

Postby RainbowGirl » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:24 pm

Great tips, thanks :)
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Re: Top 3 Weight Loss Mistakes

Postby jemimah » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:35 pm

one more common mistake i can add is exercise...

As exercise increases metabolism which will make continued weight loss and maintenance easier.

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Re: Top 3 Weight Loss Mistakes

Postby annahill » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:04 pm

I agree with you.Thanks for giving information.
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Re: Top 3 Weight Loss Mistakes

Postby buttless » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:32 am

I don't tell myself I'm on a diet, I say I'm eating & living more healthily - I don't know, for me, the word "DIET" doesn't work - its like I'm setting myself up to fail. when I used to tell people I was on a diet, I restricted everything, bread, pasta, sugar, soft drink etc etc, and it was always embarrassing when it failed and people would ask "so hows the diet going" - arggghhhh!!! so now I eat those things but in moderation and move more. I find that way I have more of a chance of succeeding with myself and continuing.
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