Is weight loss your new goal? Maintaining a healthy weight is extremely important and requires constant effort and patience. Healthy eating habits and regular physical exercise can help you achieve a slim waistline. Some unhealthy habits like eating late dinners, eliminating a food group, skipping meals, missing on workouts, unhealthy snacks, cheat meals or cheat days can come in the way of your weight loss goal. These things might take longer to lose weight and may even effect your overall health. So, one should always focus on a healthy weight loss. Let us have a look at things you should never do if you are on a weight loss program.
You must not do these things if you are trying to lose weight:
1. Skip breakfast
Breakfast is the most essential meal of the day. It is the meal you consume after a night of fasting. Therefore, it becomes important for us to eat breakfast. Moreover, breakfast provides the energy required by the body to do keep you charged throughout the day. It also assists in the smooth functioning of the metabolism. Some healthy breakfast options could be whole eggs, fruit salad, quinoa or a fresh fruit smoothie.
2. Junk food
If you are on a weight loss program, you must avoid French fries, burgers, pizza and all sorts of high fat calorie foods. Eating too many of these foods will not help you lose weight. Excessive intake of oily, greasy and fattening food slows down the metabolism and in turn builds up the calories.
3. Sweetened beverages
You must drink in a lot of fluids to reduce dehydration. But do not consume sweetened and canned beverages. These are high in added sugar and may lead to extra calories. Therefore, you can opt for water, coconut juice, fruit smoothie, vegetable juice or lime water.
It might seem a good option to deprive yourself of food in order to cut down calories. Starving can slow down your metabolism process and can become an obstacle if you want to lose weight. Therefore, you should focus on healthy and nourishing foods, while also keeping in mind the portion size.
You should not fall into the trap of believing that supplements or certain medicines help you lose weight. These medicines and supplements may give you short-term effects and may also lead to poor health outcomes. Instead, the best way out to lose weight is eat well-balanced nourishing meals.
6. Strenuous exercise
Exercise should be fun and should not be taken as a punishment. Do not exert your body through any strenuous activity that the body cannot cope with. Strenuous exercises will only lead to injury and nothing else. It could also make you feel dehydrated, or fatigued, or too sore to do anything which results in a longer period of inactivity than before.
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For those who are overweight and need to slim down there is a lot of information available about the best way for them to do this.
If unsure where to start, it can be reassuring for dieters to look to others who have been through their own weight loss transformations in order to get tips.
One woman shared her weight loss on Reddit after she lost an incredible 7st 9lb in just over a year.
The Reddit user “LDNurseMama” posted online about what she did to try and encourage others to make a similar change.
The woman shared she is 38-years-old, 5ft 9in and has slimmed down from a huge 20st 7lb to a much trimmer 12st 12lb.
She showed off her results by posting a picture of her before and after losing the weight and explained more about the changes she made to get slim.
“LDNurseMama” revealed she kicked off her weight loss journey by watching how many calories she ate and also by making an effort to move more.
She wrote: “I started with just tracking my calories closely with my fitness pal, weighing my food, and being really active.
“Then I went to an actual weight loss clinic to meet with nutritionists and doctors to help me plan for the long term weight loss and maintenance.”
This approach helped the slimmer understand how much she was eating and the best types of food to help her shape up.
The dieter revealed she had always been active so changing up her eating habits was one of the biggest changes for her.
She said: “The food portions were the hardest for me, tracking everything in my fitness pal really put things into perspective for me.
“I weighed my food for awhile too until I had a good grip on what my portions should be. It’s hard but worth it.
By closely tracking her calories using a fitness app, the user explained how it helped her understand what she was eating and her weight started to fall off at a steady rate of around 2lb a week.
Since losing the weight, the Reddit user revealed she does not need to track her food as closely as she understands better what she needs to eat.
“LDNurseMama” revealed: “Now I watch what I eat still, eat healthy foods in smaller portions and stay active.”
Dieters hoping to lose a few pounds can start to do this by making other small changes in their lives.
Research published in a report titled “Portion size me: plate-size induced consumption norms and win-win solutions for reducing food intake and waste” explained using smaller plates at meal times may help people eat less.
This trick can help slimmers learn more about portion control and make an effective change in their lives.
Some people losing weight may have a specific area they hope to burn fat from, such as slimming down the waistline.
According to Cecilia Harris, who is a personal trainer and co-founder of Results with Lucy, you must lose weight from the whole body in order to burn belly fat.
She said: “I don’t believe that you can spot train or lose fat in one particular place of your body.”
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