6 Mistakes in Losing Weight

Going hungry to lose weight is one of the worst mistakes you can make.  You need to maintain a balanced diet to lose weight, and you shouldn't forget to combine it with a healthy exercise routine and other healthy habits.

In a world where obesity has become one of the biggest health problems in most countries, a lot of people are trying to start losing weight, and in many cases make mistakes that prevent this from happening.

The weight-loss industry has become one of the largest in the world; many companies offer products to lose weight, but in the end they don’t offer the desired results.  These products can often help burn fat easily; however, there is nothing “miraculous” that can occur alone, since losing weight involves many other factors.

One of the most common errors people make when they want to lose weight is that they limit their weight loss plan to one factor, thinking they will get the desired result.  For example some follow a healthy diet, but don’t exercise or consider other important factors.  Others also fall back on “miracle diets”, that may give the desired result in the moment, but if they do not continue with a healthy diet and routine, in the end it won’t work.  Would you like to know the most common mistakes made in losing weight?

Eliminating carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the main source of energy and should never be eliminated from your diet.  It’s true that if you eat too many carbs you can gain weight, but if you eat them spread out in the recommended amounts, you will achieve the desired results.  To lose weight without eliminating carbohydrates, you should mainly eat them during breakfast and lunch, which will allow you the rest of the day to burn them.  It isn’t recommended to eat them at night, since they’ll get converted into fat.

It is also important to emphasize that eliminating carbohydrates from your diet can cause some serious health problems.




Going hungry

Many people stop eating, skip meals, or eat very little each meal, thinking that this is a good way to lose weight.  What they don’t realize is this is one of the worst mistakes anyone can make, since it not only creates deficiencies in the body, but it will also worsen your metabolism which will make it more difficult to lose weight.  It has been proven that 5 to 6 small meals throughout the day will keep the metabolism in working order, making it easier to burn fat.

Not drinking waterWater

Many people believe in the false myth that water makes you gain weight, since it causes you to retain fluids.  However, studies have shown that the opposite is true, since drinking water helps boost the metabolism, improves digestions, and keeps you hydrated.  Salt is what causes the body to retain fluids, which is why it is recommended to reduce how much salt you eat.

Abusing diets or light foods

Just because labels say diet, light, low-fat, or healthy, does not mean it is 100% true.  It is true that these foods have less fat, sugar, calories, sodium, and carbohydrates; however, many don’t consider this is just a percentage compared to other foods and can equally cause you to gain weight if consumed in excess.

Only doing cardiovascular exercise

Heart disease

Going for a run, riding a bike, jogging, or in general, just cardiovascular exercise is not enough to lose weight.  The key to getting good results is combining this kind of exercise with resistance exercises, which can help burn more calories during training.

Just dieting

Nutrition plays an important role when trying to lose weight or maintain a balanced weight.  It’s true that some foods help burn fat easier, due to their properties.  Likewise, it’s true that certain diets favor weight loss in short amounts of time with good results.  The truth of the matter is that it is important to eliminate sugary and fatty snacks outside of the diet timeframe.  For example, there are diets that help burn fat in 1 or 2 weeks, and it is possible to follow them step by step with good results.  However, for these efforts to not be in vain, it is extremely important to end the diet and follow a healthy eating regimen and a healthy lifestyle, to avoid gaining the weight back.