Mistakes That Prevent You from Losing Weight

Mistakes Prevent Losing WeightProbably you have been working out for close to a month or a year now and yet there are no results gained in terms of losing weight. If this is the case then chances are there are certain things that you are doing and you should not be doing them. Failing to achieve set targets is one of the discouraging things that people go through each day and quit trying. Please do not quit while on the right track. All you need to do is to avoid the mistakes that are singled out below:

Failing to drink water regularly
8 glasses of water is the recommended water intake that one should drink in a day. The good thing about taking water is that it ensures that the body is kept hydrated. As a matter of fact, research proves that taking water before eating reduces the amount of food that one would have eaten. This means that eventually there would be a reduction in weight since food portions are reduced.

Dieting and forgetting about resistance training
One of the most famous ways of losing weight that women try is crash dieting. Unfortunately this does not work at all. The only thing that occurs during crash dieting is that muscle weights are lost. This implies that you might have the impression that you weigh less and yet you are the flabby person that you used to be.


Dieting is not recommended when one wants to reduce weight. This is mainly because this habit only slows down the metabolism process. It is worth pointing out that the muscles on your body depend on metabolism to occur. Hence, loss of muscles means loss or reduction in metabolic capacity.
Dieting also makes the body to store a lot of food in form of fat. This therefore means that you would be gaining a lot of fats in your body. In the end, you would have gained a lot of weight rather than losing.

Keeping your head on the scale readings
The numbers on the weighing scale will only discourage you from going the extra mile in working out. Most people workout to achieve certain readings on the weighing scale. Well, this might sound to be a good strategy but chances are that you would lose focus on the way. A good way of training is forgetting about the weighing scale and training regularly. Just step on the weighing scale after a month and rest assured that you would be smiling.

Overconsumption of healthy foods
Get this clearly, healthy foods have got recommended number of calories that one should take in a day. Over consuming these foods will only mean that you are taking in more calories than required. Therefore, when eating a lot of healthy foods do not be convinced that you are doing the right thing. Something somewhere would go wrong; you will be slowly increasing your weight.

Other mistakes to avoid include:
•Concentrating too much on cardio
•Skipping the morning meal
•Relying on diet pills
•Forgetting about consistency
•Failure to get enough sleep