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Top 5 mistakes in weight loss and how to overcome them

Top 5 mistakes in weight loss and how to overcome them Photo: Common mistakes while losing weight (

Anyone who has tried to shed a few kilograms knows that it's a challenging process. From emotional eating to the latest fad diets, countless mistakes in weight loss can derail even the most determined efforts.

Here are the 5 biggest mistakes in weight loss to avoid, according to WomansWorld.

Unrealistic goals

One of the most common mistakes people make on the path to weight loss is setting unrealistic goals. Trying to lose 10 kg in a month is unrealistic. Aiming for achievable, gradual progress that can build momentum and help maintain motivation, in the long run, is better.

Constantly weighing yourself

Scales are useful tools for tracking weight loss progress, but they aren't the only indicator of your progress. Muscle gain can offset fat loss, which is still positive even if your weight remains unchanged. Scales may not reflect body composition, especially if muscle is gained while fat is lost. So, instead of focusing solely on the number, consider other progress factors like reduced blood pressure during annual check-ups or improved sleep quality.

Constantly counting calories

Simply cutting calories without considering the nutritional value of food can lead to energy loss and fatigue. It is important to choose nutritious foods such as vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and whole grains. These provide sustained energy, helping you feel more satisfied and active throughout the day.

For example, choose Greek yogurt with berries or a handful of nuts instead of low-calorie processed snacks lacking nutrients. This healthier alternative will provide you with protein, beneficial fats, and fiber to keep you fuller for longer.

Skipping meals

Skipping meals to reduce calorie intake can have a rebound effect. While it may seem like a way to cut calories, skipping meals can lead to overeating later.

Regular, balanced meals with adequate protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates help maintain stable blood sugar levels and reduce sweet cravings.

Insufficient protein and fiber

This is a common mistake people make when trying to reduce calorie intake. Protein and fiber satisfy and help maintain muscle mass and digestive health, making it easier to stay within a calorie deficit while feeling full and satisfied.

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