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Common Weight loss Errors Everyone Makes

You choose your snacks wisely, count each calorie as it goes down your mouth, and exercise on most days of the week, but check the scale and the needle doesn’t move, you wonder whether you would just die fat. Even after adopting healthy and clean eating habits, there may be a few common mistakes you are making that are responsible for derailing your results.

The following information will help you figure out where you’re going wrong and what to do about it:

Determine the Right Intake for your Body if you Count Calories

Estimate your daily food consumptions and calorie intake requirements so that reaching your goals is easier. However, most people tend to
make the wrong calculations, and overestimate their nutritional needs. If your body weight and height suggests that you intake 2000 calories each day to reach your target, you must take 1800 to keep those extra 20 pounds off. The 200 hundred extra calories that you subtracted are what will actually trigger the fat burning process and weight loss.

If You Constantly Stay Active – Revise Your Routines

When you have a routine of running a few hours each day, whether it’s for exercise or errands, it sometimes feels like you have worked off a serious amount of weight, but you haven’t. You only burn around 400 calories and that is one one-tenth of a pound. Try going for short bursts of extra calories like strolling across the malls, biking in the trails or hiking without many pit-stops. Try different workouts and find a regime that’s works for you, then keep altering between exercises. Sometimes, Pilates will work wonders and other time yoga or aerobics will come in handy. Try taking up a sport like mixed martial arts to keep your body toned and fit.

Always Research Before Dining Out

Dining Out

Try opting for a turkey sandwich over pizza and you will be set. When you dine out, theirs is a very strong chance that you will end up corrupting your fitness regime due to lack of options, or should we say, lack of research. Keep yourself informed about all the healthy eat-out joints near you so that you don’t have to put up with a compromise, and never tell yourself that those two cheesy burgers won’t hurt.

Many restaurants now have healthy options in their menu for health conscious eaters, make use of those and order something that tastes good and keeps you interested, while not causing any damage to your weight-loss cycle.

Eat Everything but in Proportion

Dieting should not restrict you from any group of nutritious foods and you must take your required amounts of dairy, meats and sugars for a healthy and active lifestyle. Sometimes, a healthy form of fat is present in an unhealthy category of food, like the good fats in avocados. These fats can essentially help build up the lipid components of our cells and strengthen them, while also helping your skin become healthy and your digestion become swift. This means, that cutting away a defamed food from your diet is not the right way. Try everything that has fats but in little amounts, and never go for completely fat-free versions since they slow down your metabolism. Take reasonable amounts of the REAL THING and you’ll be good.

Dr. Gershon Steven Gershon, M.D., is the medical director at Gershon Pain Specialists in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor with specialties in pain management and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, he provides compassionate care that incorporates traditional, alternative, and holistic therapies for the best patient outcomes.

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