Avoid These 6 Mistakes To Lose Weight
Many people get a gym membership to lose weight, and most of them are not happy with their progress. Losing fat is easier said than done. While people might take different approaches to lose weight, most of them fail for the same reasons.
You need a high level of discipline to lose fat. Some people think training for a couple of days a week is enough to lose weight. They set themselves up for disappointment with this approach and then act shocked when they don’t get the desired results.
You need to be disciplined with your training, diet, and recovery programs if you want to shed the extra kilos. You can’t afford to miss a single training session, meal or undersleep if you want the needle to budge in the right direction.
Undervaluing Your Training Program
Some people make the mistake of thinking a diet plan is all that matters in a weight loss program. They completely overlook their training plans, spend a comfortable half an hour on a piece of cardio equipment, and call it a day.
If your goal is to lose weight, you’ll have to follow a structured cardio training plan which should include a HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) or LISS (Low-Intensity Steady State Training). You should be willing to give your training sessions all you’ve got.
Setting A Goal
When setting out to shed the extra kilos, most people make the mistake of not having a specific weight loss goal. You need to quantify the amount of weight you want to shed in order to have the right diet and training plan.
Having a specific goal can help you follow a timeline and will keep you accountable. If you don’t see the desired results after setting a goal and making a plan to achieve it, you can go back to the drawing board and make the necessary adjustments.
Not Following a Customized Diet Plan
Many people don’t want to spend the time, energy or money on a customized diet plan. They instead follow a vanilla diet plan given to them by a gym bro and are surprised and anxious when they don’t see results.
Every person has a different lifestyle, and their diet will vary depending on their goal. You need to figure out your daily calorie intake goal with your macronutrient targets and design your diet according to your lifestyle.
Not Understanding The Role of Fats and Carbs
In recent times, thanks to the internet, more people have come to know about macronutrients. Many people mistake the role of fats and carbs in their diet. They think eating fats are what causes fat to deposit on their body and go on to cut it from their diet.
After they cut fats and still don’t see results, carbohydrates become their easy second target. In the process of cutting these two essential macronutrients from their diet, they do more harm to their bodies than good. Reducing the carb and fat intake below the recommended levels can cause problems in your body functioning.
While cardio and training play a vital role in losing weight, some people take it to the next level by pushing their bodies to the extremes. On top of it, these people don’t give their bodies proper time to recover from their workouts.
Being overtrained is worse than not training at all. If your recovery time doesn’t seem to work and you feel sore for more than a couple of days after your workouts, you should consider taking supplements to improve your recovery.
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