Going through an unsuccessful weight loss? Are you doing EVERYTHING right, yet the pounds still don’t want to go? There is a chance you might be making one of these 7 weight loss mistakes:
1. Skipping Breakfast
Skipping breakfast is one of the worst myths for weight loss as it can make you feel hungry the rest of the day, eventually ending up binge eating. We recommend reaching out for breakfasts that are high in protein and fibre to keep you on a steady flow during the day.
2. Relying on Diets
Determined to lose 10 pounds fast through dieting, surviving on grapefruits or cabbage soup each day, you sure will melt some pounds away. BUT when eating so few calories, your metabolism slows down. Once you finish the dieting, you end up with a body which burns calories more slowly, and the lost weight is usually regained.
3. Not Snacking
People who eat several small meals and healthy snacks a day are more likely to control hunger and therefore lose weight. Snacking helps keep your metabolism going.
4. Setting Unrealistic Goals
Setting yourself a goal to lose 20 pounds during your first week is probably a bit of a unrealistic goal. Set more of a realistic goal, a realistic goal is vital to successful weight loss. If you’re not sure what your goal should be, BOOK a free consultation with us!
5. Not Drinking Enough Water
Water is essential for burning calories, when you don’t drink enough water, you get dehydrated, and your metabolism slows down.
6. Losing Track of Your Snacks
Snacking is a dangerous topping, especially snacking while you work, not paying attention to how much you have snacked on. All of this mindless munching adds up and could sabotage an otherwise well-planned diet.
7. Drinking Your Calories
When counting calories, most people don’t include their drinks. This is a big mistake, considering that most fancy coffees and alcoholic beverages have around 300 calories. For example:
Caffe Mocha = 330 Calories
Caramel Macchiato = 280 Calories
White Chocolate Mocha = 430 Calories
Rum & Coke = 356 Calories
Mojito = 214 Calories
Wine = 160 calories
1 Pint of Beer = 180 – 240 Calories