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The 5 biggest weight loss mistakes

by John Harris Fitness

The weather outside is getting nicer and nicer, the temperatures are getting higher and higher and the clothes are getting tighter and tighter. For many, however, this fact is associated more with stress than with joy. Again, you didn't exercise enough over the winter, you ate too much unhealthy food and you feel the consequences now when your favorite mini skirt from last year doesn't fit anymore. The solution is obvious, but often not so simple: lose weight. Especially in spring, many tend to want to lose weight. Often, however, the diet and sports program does not even half as well as you have planned. This can have many reasons and, to save you from frustration during your diet, we now share the 5 biggest weight loss mistakes with you - so you can avoid them.

#1 Stress while losing weight

You've decided to lose weight. You want to fit back into your sexy miniskirt... and you want to do it by the day after tomorrow. Great that you're motivated, but unrealistic goals and stress while losing weight definitely work counterproductively in the long run. The goal of weight loss is to feel better about your body and to feel good about yourself. However, if you put yourself under pressure right from the start, you will never reach this ideal state, because then your diet will only be characterized by constant failure and missing your goals. So take your time - good things take time. You have to think of your body and your psyche as a team that both want the same thing, and you can't let them work against each other.

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#2 Get on the scale every day

Don't do this to yourself. For many, going to the scale every day is part of their morning routine. However, the fact is that you should avoid it during a weight loss phase. After all, body weight fluctuates constantly, depending on hormone levels, drinking habits, the time of day and much more. So it can happen that according to your scales you have unfathomably "gained" a kilo from one day to the next. The only thing you get from this falsified value is frustration - and that demotivates. Besides, if you increase your sports program a lot, you may become heavier at the beginning of your diet, because muscles weigh more than fat. However, if you can't do without going to the scale, we recommend doing it only once a week, always at the same time.

#3 Skipping meals

The "easiest" way to lose weight often seems to be skipping enough food. But this lowers blood sugar levels and makes cravings attacks more likely, leaving you feeling powerless and weak. Of course, this again leads to a negative body feeling, which is not conducive to dieting. If you then eat normally again, i.e. do not skip any more meals, it can also be easy that you immediately gain back everything you have lost and the renunciation was in vain. In addition, you should combine a balanced diet with an adequate sports program, and those who do sports need energy. This is the only way to achieve your summer dream body in the long term.

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#4 Trouble

You couldn't resist after lunch and ate a chocolate bar. So what?! The world won't end, you won't immediately gain weight from that one calorie bomb. The only thing you have to pay attention to in such situations is that you don't regret that you allowed yourself something for once. Anger will only make you feel bad, so cut yourself some slack now and then. If you can't work out in the evening because the day at the office was just too exhausting - that's okay, too, as long as it doesn't become a routine. positive mind = positive body

#5 the wrong amount of sport

It is neither right to base the success of the diet exclusively on nutrition and to do too little sports, nor to exercise excessively. Starvation may lead to short-term success, but in the long run it affects the mind. However, pushing yourself to the physical limit every day is just as difficult to keep up for long. You should therefore choose the golden middle way and exercise regularly, but also allow yourself rest breaks. Courses, for example, are ideal for this, as they always take place on specific days at fixed times.

If you avoid these weight loss mistakes and remain consistent, nothing will stand in the way of your bikini body. The most important thing is not to be discouraged by setbacks; failures are just as much a part of the process as successes. So now go for the bacon and good luck!

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