From thick to thin And the mistakes within
IN THEORY, weight loss seems simple enough – eating less and exercise. Right? No. Anyone who has tried slimming down knows that losing weight is tricky and needs 100 per cent focus. It is easy for even the best-laid plans to run off course. With myriad reasons why diets fail, Flair decided to help you make sure yours doesn’t by highlighting some of the major pitfalls we face on the road to health. Sometimes just being aware of how your diet can fail is all you need to avoid that fate.
According to fitness enthusiast and personal trainer at Express Fitness, Tricia Freeman, many people set out dieting with the best of intentions, until they hit the dreaded weight-loss plateau or encounter some other problems.
“In my experience over the years, I’ve seen people make a lot of mistakes on their weight-loss journey, but there are some pitfalls that are very common and should be avoided,” Freeman noted.
Here are 10 major pitfalls of weight loss Freeman has shared with us.
There are no two ways about it – dieting sucks. Running a daily calorie deficit in order to lose weight isn’t fun. Feeling hungry and denying yourself food is never enjoyable. One approach worth looking into is meal prepping. Plan your meals and be creative with your recipes.
Giving up too quickly
Anything worth having is worth working for. This applies to your ideal weight goal. The trouble many face is giving up too quickly when they are met with resistance. Accept that falling off the wagon over the weekend is part of the process. Keep pushing forward to achieve your goal.
Most persons gain a few pounds and slack off or completely give up. According to Freeman, though it may come as a surprise to most, once you start dieting, you might experience a sudden weight gain as well. This happens because the