It seems that every day a new pill, fad diet, or dietary supplement is out in the market promising miracle weight and fat loss. The truth is: it took some time for you to gain weight, so it will take some time to lose it. There is no magic solution (sorry!).
If you want to be successful in your weight loss journey, avoid making these common mistakes and fat loss techniques and you will achieve your goals more effortlessly.
4 Fat Loss Techniques That Are Unhealthy
1. Over eating “diet” foods
Many fat-free or “light” items are packed with sugar and other chemicals to preserve taste. Artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose may cause dependence, and its sweet taste and lack of calories may increase appetite.
This occurs because the brain receives the sweet taste signal but no calories follow, so next thing you know you want to eat something… and it it’s probably something sweet.
Read the food labels, ingredient lists, and avoid over processed items. Fruits and vegetables have naturally occurring sugars, are usually low calorie, and provide a multitude of nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
2. Fad diets
Everyday there’s a new diet that promises you’ll lose ten pounds in ten days. Let’s be real here: It took you weeks of overindulging and missing workouts to gain the weight, so it will take you weeks to lose it too.
There is no quick fix for weight loss, it takes work and consistency. If you want to lose weight and fat do it the right way by eating wholesome foods and moving your body every day. Oh, and since we are not all the same person, seeking professional help may be a good idea for the development of a personalized plan.
3. Skipping meals
You may think that if you skip meals you will lose weight faster, but the opposite is actually true. When you go without food for long periods of time two things happen: your body will retain every calorie you take in because it doesn’t know when it will be fed again; and you will probably end up over eating at one point or another during the day because, #hunger.
So, instead of suffering and starving yourself, plan ahead and buy healthy foods you can eat on the go or cook at home.
4. Not exercising
You could easily lose weight by changing your diet and not exercising. But…is this what’s best for your health?
We all know that moving our bodies for at least 30 minutes every day and breaking a sweat is beneficial for our hearts, bodies, and minds. So don’t skip physical activity, it will help you burn more calories overall (even at rest) helping you lose weight and fat as well as keeping your body toned and looking fab.
So there you have it! Avoid these fat loss mistakes and smile because you are on your way to a healthier lifestyle. The key to maintaining your weight is consistency: you got to do it day and day out. Eat, move, and be happy.