One of the most annoying things that can happen during your weight loss is hitting that dreaded plateau. But what’s worse is when you can’t seem to break away from that plateau and resume your weight loss efforts. It can make you feel discouraged, causing you to second guess whether or not you’ll ever reach its goal weight.
Your weight loss plateau could be due to some mistakes you’re making. Some are obvious; others are nowhere near as obvious. But looking at what you’re currently doing and re-evaluating it can help you see where you’re going wrong. Here are just three of the biggest fitness mistakes that you may be making right now.
Working out can become addicting. The rush you get afterwards can make you do it day in and day out. After all, it not only feels good, but it also helps in losing weight. However, that’s not necessarily true if you go to the gym every single day.
While doing exactly that may sound like a good idea in theory, it’s actually a bad idea in practice. Rest days are extremely important because they help in repairing and rebuilding your muscles. If you wish to get moving on your rest days, make it simple and easy on the body. Dancing, hiking and yoga are just some examples of moving your body during a rest day.
Many people tend to eat something as a pre-workout or post-workout snack. The most popular options include protein bars and protein shakes, as well as pre-workout supplements which are easy to make and tasty, too. But while these options are good, they aren’t as healthy as you may think.
Packaged snacks don’t always have all the vital macros you need that’s found in whole foods. When you’re looking for something to eat before or after a workout, you need to eat the healthiest whole foods possible. They’ll help with your weight loss efforts far better than processed foods.
Most of us have a love-hate relationship with the scale. We love that it can show how much weight you’ve managed to lose. But we hate it because stepping on it daily can become an unhealthy obsession. It can show that you’ve hit a plateau, making you feel quite discouraged about your weight loss efforts.
Focus less on the scale and more on how you look and how you feel. In addition, you should use a scale that will measure your fat levels. You should also measure your body on a regular basis. If you’ve noticed that nothing’s changed, it will be confirmed better. This will only encourage you to break through your weight loss plateau.
These fitness mistakes can make weight loss harder or next to impossible, and that can be discouraging. But amending these mistakes isn’t as hard as you may think. By making those necessary changes as needed, you’ll be able to kick start your weight loss efforts once again. Your weight loss journey may not be easy, but it is achievable.
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