Weight loss is and always will be the most captivating thing for anyone who is trying to shed those extra kilos from their body as somehow almost a lot of people struggle with their weight and want to lose a bit more to get fit in those pair of clothes.

For which they do the best of their will from strict dieting to working out regularly, but still, somehow down the line they are not able to achieve the results they have imagined for themselves, which may be due to some mistake that they are doing unintentionally which is hampering their weight loss journey,

Therefore these are 4 common mistakes that you should avoid in order to lose weight effectively,

1. Poor sleep Pattern

Well, the reason why not many people focus on their sleep pattern is because no one in the weight loss industry has marketed good sleep as a fat burner, for obvious reasons.

You can have possibly the best diet and workout protocols of the world specially designed for your body, remember nothing will turn to reality if your sleep quality is not good or you are having a good sleep pattern.

Since almost every magic of your transformation happens in the deep state of rest which is whey you are sleeping, your body repairs and rejuvenates itself from the workload it has been given on the day, your hormones production and regulation takes place when you are sleeping, your body detox itself when you are sleeping, almost every essential aspect of the human body happens when you are sleeping, which all plays a crucial role to your fat loss or muscle gain journey.

Therefore never take your sleep for granted, provide good sleep to your body to recover itself, remember all your energy for the day depends upon the kind of sleep you had yesterday, also lack of sleep increase the hunger hormone called "ghrelin" which may give you these unwanted and weird cravings of food, which is never a good state to be in if you are wanting to lose weight.

Hence, aim to have a good sleep for about 7–8hrs every day, keeping them going to bed and waking up at almost the same time.

2.Unwanted Stress

With the kind of lifestyle, we are living almost each and every person has some kind of stress in their life, some people are good with stress management while some may not manage their stress effectively, since stress increases the hormone called "cortisol” in the body which is an important hormone for us, but prolonged and an excess amount of producing of cortisol may disrupt the harmony of your body which may lead to weight gain, bloating and ultimately put you off from your fat loss protocol.

In addition to the hormonal changes related to stress, stress can also drive you to engage in the following unhealthy behaviors like emotional eating, eating junk and processed food, skipping exercise, staying up too late, sleeping less all of which can further damage your fitness goals.

Hence try to manage your stress level, give a try to deep breathing, indulge in any activity that you like, play any sport or game, spend time with your loved ones which will surely help you to boost your mood and manage your stress levels.

3. Excessive Cardio

If you are someone who just has started their weight loss journey, one common misconception that many people have in their mind is that weight training gives you bulkier muscles and cardio burned your fat, well to a matter of fact the truths are quite the opposite, only cardio or excessive cardio can be as bad as obesity since when we are performing cardiovascular exercises every day for a longer duration, our body burns the limited amount of calories as compared to weight training and additionally it deteriorates body muscles as well, which is never a good idea when we are talking about healthy weight loss, as muscles are essential for our body and are more metabolically active than fat, which is having a good amount of muscle is good for your body structure and makes your body more toned and enhances your body metabolism as well.

Also, don't get us wrong we are not against cardiovascular exercise, they are great for your heart health and help to supply a good amount of oxygen to your body as well, but any good can turn into bad if done in excess, the same goes with cardio as well.

Hence the best practice to include is to choose any kind of resistance training as a major and any other cardio activity as minor.

4. Starving or eating way too less

The first thing that any beginner who tries to lose weight by themselves will do is to eat way too little than what they used to eat or will end up starving themselves for the entire day since it is a very popular misconception around people minds that they have to eat very less if they want to lose weight, which is something that is not true and not healthy for a human body as well.

As human being our bodies are meant to be nourished with nutrient-dense foods and care, but when you starve yourself or eat way too little you tend to the opposite of it, which is torturing and making our bodies left unnourished, which in return disturbed the hormone of your body, from mood swings to hormonal imbalance to poor hair and skin quality, you tend to welcome all not so good stuff when you torture your body and left it unnourished, Which doesn't sound good for a healthy body, since there is no point of losing weight by compromising your health over it, weight and fat are just an outcome of the unhealthy habits that you have regulated over a period of time, the best is to fix them over time.

Therefore never starve yourself, eat whole and healthy foods according to the calorie requirements, eat a balanced and nutrient-dense diet.


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