Think you’ve been doing all that you can to lose weight but are still not seeing any results? In this article, Beauty and Tips takes a look at 10 weight loss mistakes most women make.
Losing weight is hard, but it’s downright demoralising when you think you’re doing everything right but are still not seeing results. What gives? It’s like with anything in life that we try for the first time – you won’t necessarily get it right straight off the bat. There will be mistakes along the way. It’s just part of the process and there is no need to get too frustrated or give up! Although making mistakes can be hard to stomach, the good news is that, just as easy as it is to fall into the trap of making these errors, it’s also really easy to cut them out. Let’s take a look at 10 weight loss mistakes most women make.
You’re Eating Too Much Protein
“How can I be eating too much protein?” you might protest. “I’ve been told by countless blogs and experts to eat more protein if I want to lose weight, as protein builds muscle, repairs cells, gives me energy, gets my metabolism and keeps me feeling full for longer.” All this is true. But there is still such a thing as too much protein. A plate full of scrambled eggs, tofu, quinoa and soya beans? It’s stuffed with protein – and that’s not necessarily good for you. Why? Because your body can’t handle so much. If you give it too much, it will store the leftovers that it can’t use right now as fat. And that’s not cool. Women, on average, should look to consume around 46g of protein per day. Any more and you run the risk of making a rather glaring weight loss mistake.
Copying Your Friend
Hey, whatever is working for your friend and her weight loss goals will surely work for you too, right? Not exactly. This is one of the common weight loss mistakes many people make. While we can follow other peoples’ blueprints for success in certain areas of our lives, diet shouldn’t be one of them. Why not? Because everyone’s body is different. Find a diet that works for you, as opposed to a diet that’s working for someone you know.
There are good and bad fats. And because good fats are a key nutrient that help you to feel full for longer, you shouldn’t spend your new diet marginalising them.
You’re Not Eating Enough Fruit And Veg
“But I eat my five a day!” you cry. Five a day is the bare minimum recommended amount. The problem is that most people aim for just five a day – and then stop. “Well, I got my five a day today, so I’m good. Pass the nachos, please!” Five a day is a good start. But it leaves way too much room for you to fill those corners with other, less healthy foods. If you want to maintain a healthy body weight, you need to up your game where fruit and veg is concerned. Nine per day is a good start, but why stop there? Aim for more and more! At the end of the day, you can’t really have too much fresh fruit and veg. The more you eat of the good stuff, the less you’ll eat of the bad stuff. It’s really easy to work more fruit and veg into your diet, too. Fancy a sandwich? Slip some cucumbers and tomatoes on there? Want scrambled eggs? Be creative and serve it on a bed of lettuce.
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