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Mistakes you can't make if you want to Lose Weight

In an attempt to lose weight fast, it is common for people to make mistakes that not only hinder weight loss but can also harm their health.

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Check out 7 mistakes you can’t make if you want to lose weight in a healthy way.

1. Skip meals

Skipping the main meal, such as breakfast, lunch, or dinner, thinking that you will eat less and lose weight is a very common mistake, but the effect is just the opposite. Going too long without eating leaves your body lacking in energy and without essential nutrients for its proper functioning.

As a consequence, the body uses muscle proteins for energy and instead of losing fat, it loses muscle mass.

In addition, the next time you eat, your body will try to store as much energy and nutrients as possible, accumulating fat.

In order not to make this mistake, eat 6 meals a day (breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and supper) and do not go more than 3 or 4 hours without eating.

2. Eating very restrictive diets

Diets with very few calories or that remove some important food from the diet, sooner or later will be harmful to health and do not contribute to a healthy weight loss.

To function properly and even to lose weight the body needs all the nutrients. Therefore, diets that cut food completely or specific diets such as protein, soup, juice, among many others, should be avoided or strictly monitored by a health professional.

In addition to depriving the body of essential nutrients and harming health, this type of diet is difficult to maintain, so it does not work in the long run.

Diets to lose weight must be balanced, complete, and aim at gradual weight loss, through dietary reeducation to avoid the “accordion” effect, of losing weight and constantly gaining weight.

3. Cut carbohydrates completely

Carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, cassava) must be present in at least two of the three main meals of the day, they are the ones that provide the only source of energy used by the brain and muscles, which is glucose (sugar), so they are essential in food.

It is true that its excessive consumption is fattening, but it is nevertheless essential for the functioning of the body when consumed in adequate quantities. Therefore, the secret is to eat fewer carbohydrates, decreasing the doses at each meal.

4. Sleep hungry

Even if you’ve already had dinner, have a light supper before bed. Sleeping hungry can impair your sleep and make you wake up very hungry, which increases the chances of overdoing it for breakfast or other meals.

Also, don’t forget that you will be fasting for about 6 to 8 hours while you sleep, and even asleep, your body still needs the energy to function properly.

5. Overdoing it on weekends

If you really want to lose weight, it’s important to take care of your food even on weekends. Leave to eat sweets and more caloric foods on specific days when you have a party or dinner with friends, for example. If you have committed any excess, make up for it the next day with a balanced and lighter diet, but don’t make it a routine.

6. Do not exercise

Physical activity is very important for those who want to lose weight because the combination of diet and physical activity are essential for a good result. In addition to helping with weight loss, physical activity is a source of motivation and self-esteem to continue the dietary re-education initiated.

In addition to the calories expended during exercise, depending on the type of training, the metabolism remains accelerated even after activity, increasing the body’s energy expenditure.

7. Don’t consult a professional

If you want to lose weight, but do not seek help from a professional, you are at risk of dieting that does not work or harm your health and of suffering injuries caused by improper physical activity.