Would the following indicate something that you have went through in the past… or you are going through right now: You develop a burning desire to want to achieve your weight loss goals, you get excited and start a diet and exercise plan, BUT then you don't see or feel the results you were hoping for?
If this is the case, then there is a good chance that one or more of the following common weight loss mistakes I'm going to talk about below are the reason you are not experiencing the results you hoped for.
If you see what the mistakes are, then see what the solutions are, and then more importantly… you take action on either fixing or preventing the mistakes I talk about below, then your chances of reaching your goals will be sky high!
Mistake #1 – Not Eating Until You Are REALLY Hungry…
Naturally, most of us will only eat when we are starving. If you want to lose weight, this is a very bad approach and will end up causing several problems.
Some of the most common and obvious issues is that you will end up:
- Eating much more than you should.
- You'll end up eating too fast.
- And you'll crave bad foods more.
This in turn slows your metabolism down, causes problems with your digestive system, and will make you feel miserable!
The easiest solution is to eat healthier meals more often throughout the day. I recommend that you spread your meals out for every 2-3 hours. This will actually help in boosting your metabolism, decreasing cravings, and so much more.
Mistake #2 – Loading Up On Too Many Calories At Once…
Consuming a large amount of calories at once until the point of you feeling like you are about to explode, instead of eating just to satisfy your hunger, will end up causing your metabolic rate to decrease.
The reason why is because when you eat way too many calories at any given time, the body has to work overtime in order to digest those calories.
Because of this, you are at a greater risk of your body not processing a lot of the calories you've eaten with a big meal… and those unprocessed calories are stored… as extra body fat!
To fix this, I recommend that you take the tip I mentioned above and expand on it by eating more often throughout the day… but with smaller meals.
Mistake #3 – Drinking Water Only When You're Thirsty…
With weight loss (and your overall health for that matter), drinking more water is most certainly one of the most important and beneficial things you can do for your health and body.
That being said, HOW you drink water is just as important as drinking water itself. Only drinking when you are thirsty or drinking a ton of water at one time will only cause problems.
The reason why is because drinking more water becomes highly effective when you KEEP your body hydrated. This means that you should be consistently drinking fresh water throughout the day… and not just whenever you feel thirsty. When your body stays hydrated, all kinds of good stuff happens (such as a faster metabolism, more energy, and so much more)!
Mistake #4 – Relying On So-Called “Diet” Foods And Drinks…
In regards to nutrition, if you want to ensure you not only lose weight and fat, but that you also protect your overall health, it is extremely important that you think twice about eating or drinking those so-called “diet foods” and “diet drinks” out there. Most of those types of foods and drinks are actually still bad for you and will cause problems with your body and your weight loss results.
For example, a lot of those low-fat, low-carb, and low-calorie foods may actually contain OTHER harmful substitutions that can KEEP those extra pounds on you. Also, diet sodas are still bad for you considering that they include a dangerous chemical called aspartame.
Mistake #5 – Disrespecting The King Of All Meals…
What you do in the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. And that reason alone should be enough to open your eyes and make you realize just how important getting a quality breakfast truly is.
Most people end up doing one or more of the following 3 issues in regards to breakfast:
- Skipping it.
- Eating too much carbs.
- Eating too little.
If you skip breakfast, this will cause you to binge later in the day… and it has a negative effect on your metabolism. If you eat too many carbs, you'll crave bad carbs later in the day and you'll suffer from a energy crash later in the day. And if you eat too little, you'll increase cravings and hunger pangs in the day.
You should clearly see what the solution to this problem is. But one word of advice I would like to give you is to make sure that what you eat for breakfast will help REALLY set the tone for your day.
To do this, I recommend that your breakfast is loaded with quality protein (such as dairy, protein shakes, or eggs), healthy fat (such as nuts), and complex carbs (such as oats).
Mistake #6 – Sabotaging Your Motivational Level…
It's pretty easy for most of us to get very motivated in the beginning of a weight loss transformation plan. However, sustaining that motivational level past day one becomes nothing short of impossible for most.
Why is that the case?
Well, this is usually because of some self-sabotaging action that can end up causing you to lose motivation.
Some of the common things that YOU can cause yourself to lose motivation are:
- Checking the scale too much and not seeing the results you were hoping for.
- Doing the wrong type of diet that is not producing results.
- Having too many cheat days.
- And more.
To solve this issue, I strongly suggest you that you do the exact opposite of those things I just mentioned above, and also I recommend that you ensure that whatever you do with your plan has been proven to produce results (such as an effective diet, an effective fitness routine, etc.).
Following those solutions to those common mistakes I talked above will provide you with some amazing results. The key to remember however is that results are only going to come if you stay consistent.
But, as you can see, if you avoid making common mistakes, staying consistent will NOT be a challenge for you… and that's because your motivational level is going to be very high due to the awesome results you're now experiencing!