Dec 01, 2017

Being overweight is one of those problems that people want to get rid of quickly. But it’s your body fat people, not a pesky fly! Even shows like the ‘Biggest Looser’ air for around four months and they do a heck lot more than just sitting on the sofa to get results.

You see, the thing is that when people try to search for an easy trick that will help them lose weight, they end up gaining more weight. Most people dismiss this and feel that if they keep up the same routine for a little longer, they can achieve their desired weight loss goal.

However, below are some of things that you should absolutely avoid when you are trying to lose weight:

Going on a Strict Diet

This is one of the most common mistakes that every person makes. Losing weight does not mean that you have to cut out food groups completely. Going on a low protein diet stops your detoxification process. This means your blood sugar level drops and your metabolism rate slows down. You start getting cravings and then you binge eat, which increases your weight even more. Trying to lose weight in this way is also harmful for your  health because it can cause liver problems. The best approach is eating whole foods and everything in moderation

Starting Fat-Free Diets

“Food low in fat helps you lose weight”, is nothing but a rumor. Natural fat foods such as fish, , coconut oil, avocados, Chia seeds, egg yolks, etc. have no fattening effects. Eating these foods will in fact, help you lose more weight rather than adding to it.

While on the low-fat food craze, we substitute naturally healthy food with food that is full of sugar, low in protein and high in carbohydrates. This leads you to being constantly hungry and eating more food. Result: your weight increases.

Exercising More

Of course, the key to weight loss is exercising but not exercising like a fiend. The human body needs at least 2,000 to 2,500 calories and people on a diet can sometimes ingest less than 1,200 calories. Due to your low calorie diet, less energy is stored in the body.

When you exercise, you lose more calories and as a result, your body starts shutting down. When you do not eat enough, the body stores fat to protect itself, which in the end can result in the following:

  • Lowers body temperature
  • Makes the digestive tract weaker
  • Slows the thyroid function
  • Reduces your pulse

All these factors contribute to a slow metabolism rate, so when you finally eat a normal amount of food again, it increases your weight.

Cutting out Sugar

While trying to lose weight, it is recommended that you lower your sugar intake but this does not mean that you cut out natural sources of sugar completely from your diet. Some people go as far as cutting out all types of fresh fruit.

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