Many people are very familiar with the topic of weight loss. At first, everything seems to go in the right direction, kilograms fly like crazy, we are motivated, for a time… At some point, the weight stops and does not want to move, although we have not introduced anything new, we use the same diet and spend time actively. So what is all this about? Where did we make a mistake or where should something change? We will try to find all this in the article below.
Among the most common errors, we can distinguish:
• Wrong thinking
We weigh ourselves ever day. We see a few kilos less and are happy. Until at some point, weight stops, or even increases. We should not worry about this immediately, because fluctuations in weight are the most natural thing. It may happen that it’s a matter of hormones, especially visible in women. It can be a type of food eaten, a problem with defecation or simply an increasing amount of muscle tissue, which is definitely heavier than fat, hence the effect. So maybe instead of weighing yourself and constantly thinking about those numbers on a scale, it’s better to let go, do your thing, and possibly weigh yourself once every two or three weeks? Or maybe it’s better to start measuring yourself? Or just look in the mirror and see what is true there?
• Full control over what we eat
It’s very important to be aware of what we put on the plate, monitor how much we eat on a given day, and check whether our meals are healthy and adequate. It’s a good idea to make a food diary in which you can save all the most important information. Such action gives you the opportunity to be up to date with your changes and control how the whole weight loss process looks like.
• Taking care of the right amount of protein in your diet
Many people make a very big mistake and introduce too little protein into their diet, which is the most important thing if we want to get rid of unnecessary kilograms. A larger amount of protein reduces appetite, helps us stop snacking between meals, and increases metabolism. It’s definitely worth putting on a large amount of protein for breakfast, because this action will make us fuller and we won’t reach for additional calories.
• Checking calories
If you don’t lose weight, then too many calories are usually a problem. Everyone needs the right amount of calories for proper functioning. If we want to lose weight, we need to provide our body less than we need, but this does not mean that we should starve ourselves. To lose weight, you need to eat properly. We reduce the amount of calories, but not enough to have no strength and energy.
• Strength activity
In addition to cardio workouts, which are very important in weight loss, it’s worth doing some exercises with weights. Because if you lift weights, you increase muscle mass, and the more muscles you have, the faster you burn fat. So let’s choose cardio workouts that increase your heart rate and allow us to lose weight, but also strength ones. The combination of both will definitely give spectacular results.
And in addition, it’s worth putting on a good night of sleep, the right amount of water, avoiding alcohol and celebrating everything that is associated with food. If we approach the topic of weight loss properly, we will undoubtedly achieve the effect we want. The correct approach to the subject and the application of the above advice is the beginning of our fight for a better self each and every day.