5 Mistakes To Avoid When Trying To Lose Weight

Some people are so desperate to lose weight that they cling on to every piece of information they know which they believe can help them reach their goals. Some weight loss fanatics are so into their weight loss program that they tend to give out ineffective advice that actually sabotages a person’s weight loss efforts.

Here are 5 of the most common mistakes dieters tend to make when trying to lose weight.

Skipping Breakfast

Skipping Breakfast

Don’t we all want to start the day feeling like we have to achieve something? Well, you can do this by starting an early morning exercise program or a meditation ritual. But do not ever make the mistake of skipping breakfast. This is a big mistake and may cost you your success in achieving your weight loss goals.


When you leave the house feeling hungry and deprived, there is a high chance of you bunging over your lunch or worse, reaching out for some unhealthy snacks during office hours. Maybe a bar of chocolate will keep your mind running active and the creative juices flowing. But this little act is disastrous to your weight loss goals.

Starvation Diet

No, sorry.

This one is not going to work either.

You do not want to starve yourself as your body will go into an emergency state that causes your metabolism to go haywire. When it thinks that you are starving it, it will try to protect itself from the perceived possible future famine. The body will cling to all storage of fat and learn to adapt to the condition by burning less fat.

This is exactly what every weight loss experts dread. In this state, you will lose very little weight, even when you are eating less and less food during the day.

Binging Diet Foods

Some weight loss companies do provide diet food that claims to have lower amounts of sugar and fat. They are prepared to help you lose weight. Aren’t they? Even if these prepare diet food come with lower fat and sugar, it won’t do you any food if you binge on them. For instance, if the usual burger comes with 50 grams of fat, and your new ”diet” food comes with only half of that amount, what good would it do if you are eating double of what you are supposed to?


So, in the end, you will be spending money on those expensive specially prepared meals and not getting the results you want.

Salad Meals

Who can live on salad alone? Not me! We all need a variety of healthy, delicious meal that we can enjoy day to day without feelings of deprivation and loss. So it is far better for you to select a good well-balanced meal instead of opting for salad every day, it will keep you on the program a whole lot longer.

Spend Money

You do not need to spend excessive amounts of money to lose weight. Most people believe that some amount of investment has to be made to buy all those fancy weight loss peripherals, but effective weight loss does not need financial investment all the time. If you are keen to lose weight, you can always surf the Internet.

There are plenty of free programs you can try; with a little bit of determination, it will help you lose the weight you want.
It is easy to fall victim into these simple weight loss trap when you are anxious to lose weight.

There you have five most common mistakes dieters tend to make when trying to lose weight. Just be cautious and do not fall into the mistake of doing them.

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