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Some Of The Worst Mistakes Made During Weight Loss

Gosh, we know how difficult it is get into those slim fit jeans which was ones your favorite. However, with time you inflated and parted ways from your favorite dresses. In a desperate attempt to shed some pounds, we often land up making big mistakes that result in overweight rather than bringing any reduction.


Therefore, if trying to lose weight is becoming tough for you, here are seven mistakes that you need to keep a check as they thwart progress in your weight control routine.

You keep on Googling…..

The World Wide Web and especially the search engine giants are filled with both guided and misguided information. Google the word “weight loss” and you will get about 250 million results in approx. To seek reliable weight loss and fitness guidance, you need to rely on the credentialed sources like a registered dietitian.

Stop Skipping Meals

Well, this is somewhat counter intuitive and trying to push off the meals to save the extra calories will backfire sometime else. It might lead to overeating during some part of the day. So one must stick to a properly spaced meal timing and avoid spiking and crashing of energy levels.

Not Cooking Enough Food

Meals that you find in the food joints or restaurants are more in sodium, fats, calories and carbs compared to the food that you make at home. Since you control the ingredients, and measure them according to your body requirements before use. Start cooking at your home and your waistline will thank you every day.

Don’t Have a Plan

If you have a little preparation then you might go a long way. You must avoid the impulse shopping habits and must take time to prepare yourself with a weekly plan or shopping list.

How Can You Forget Exercises

You must set some realistic goals for exercises. It is just as important as the diet that you are going to have during a weight control campaign. Regular exercises are of no help to burn calorie, but also helps to promote lean body mass that improves your metabolism.

Have Wrong Thinking of Less is More

Not eating enough is not good thing for a person registered for weight loss. Serial dieters want to revert to slash the calories or shed some extra pounds. The problem lies in the cutting back of the energy, which will dramatically introduce the metabolism to a halt. The NIH is of the opinion that few calories might be fewer than 1,200 calories per day.

You Are Very Strict

Yes, at times you are very hard on yourself. To stay on the track it is best to deviate from your plan. If you are trying to avoid the high-calories food, which have the chance to leave you bitter and frustrated, that is not at all healthy for yourself. Allow yourself the occasional indulgence so that it becomes easy for you to maintain a good relationship between dieter and foods.

So are you ready to diet avoiding these mistakes? Then, it is better to start now!

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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