How many times have you tried to lose weight? How many weight loss programs have you tried? Do you feel that you are ready to give up your battle to lose your excess weight? Do you feel that you have done everything that you need to do but you still did not get the result that you want? Before you decide to give up your fight against those unwanted fats, it might be good for you to read this article. If you did not know, there are a lot of no-no’s when it comes to losing weight. Most people are oblivious those things even if they are really dedicated to lose weight. Here is a list of things that weight watchers usually get wrong.
1. “I can eat2 platefuls of vegetables for dinner. It’s okay. It’s healthy.” or “I can have 5 more oatmeal cookies, their made from oats. It’s healthy.” -Healthy foods should not be an exception to portion control. Most people think that if they choose the healthier options, they can pig out on them. It is true that you will lose weight by choosing healthier foods that have more fiber like grains, fruits and vegetables. But eating a lot of those healthy foods can definitely make you gain weight, too.
2. Rewarding yourself with a big slice of chocolate cake after losing 3 pounds. – You have been walking everywhere, eating healthier and being more careful in your food choices. So for the first week of your sacrifices, you lost a couple of pounds. Since you did a lot of hard work, you feel like you need to give yourself a treat. So the first thing that comes to mind is a kind of food that you have been trying to stay away for days. You promised yourself that you are only going to have one slice of chocolate cake. But after finishing your first slice, you are most likely to feel that you would want and deserve some more. Most people think that if they were able to stay away from certain kinds of foods for days, it will be easier to do it again. But guess what? Once you started to give in to your cravings, it becomes more difficult to stay away from them next time.
3. “I have achieved my ideal weight so it is okay if I won’t go to the gym anymore, it’s just a waste of money.” – Once you have lost the excess pounds by exercising, it is very important for you to continue doing the exercise routine that helped you lose weight, if not upgrade your exercise routine. If you stop working out, you will definitely gain a lot of weight. Your body is used to the physical activity that you do every day and it is expected that you will burn a certain number of calories so if you won’t work out, your usual calorie intake will not be burnt.
Taking time to read them and check if you have committed any of them. By doing so, not getting the result that you want will not puzzle you that much and you can do something to remedy your mistakes. If you think you have committed one or more mistakes, it is best to try your programs for weight loss again. You don’t have anything to lose but your unwanted pounds.