TOP 8 DIETING MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT
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Most people have trouble with weight loss or losing weight.
Dieting is the number one thing most have trouble with.
If you are having trouble, you are likely making one of the following eight dieting mistakes.
Mistake Number 1: Starting To Aggressively
Behaviors Lead To Progress
If you start trying to change too many things to lose weight at once, you will fail.
If you focus on making gradual changes over time, you start stacking positive behaviors that become your new foundation.
Your foundation of habits is what keeps progress steady and consistent.
The more aggressive you start, the easier it will be for you to fail long term.
Mistake Number 2: Failing To Plan
Most people have a plan when they start losing weight.
While we are big supporters of doing something versus nothing, we are even more prominent supporters of doing the right thing to save time, money and emotional energy.
Your week should consist of 2-4 Full Body Strength Training Sessions (Preserves Muscle), and you should make sure you are eating enough protein, carbs, fats, and fiber to help your body burn fat.
Mistake Number 3: Expecting Linear Results
When I was losing weight, I lost 21lbs in four months. Our Metabolic Burn Method and our Lean Body Formula will do that do you.
I had days when I would go up or down a few pounds, and I had weeks where I would not lose any weight.
This is normal and to be expected.
All that matters is that you are making progress over the long run.
Mistake Number 4: Being Too Focused On The Scale
The scale tells you part of the picture.
It tells you how much you weigh.
What it doesn’t tell you is how much of that is muscle versus how much of that is fat.
When you start strength training and eating correctly, it’s 100% normal to see an increase in weight because you are building muscle.
Do not stress about the scale when you are aiming for weight loss or trying to lose weight.
Mistake Number 5: Too Much Restriction
When I was losing the 21lbs, I mentioned above I had a stretch where I would have a snickers ice cream bar or a Klondike bar every day.
I enjoy sweets!
What we need to remember is that the devil is always in the dosage.
Weight loss or losing weight comes down to calories in versus calories out.
As long as our calories are lower than the amount we burn through exercise and movement and we are eating enough lean protein, healthy fat, fibrous carbohydrates we are going to be able to splurge each day within reason.
Mistake Number 6: Exercising Too Much
You make progress when you workout (cause stress) and then recover (eat and sleep). If you push your body too hard, you are taking away from your ability to lose weight.
Focus on 2-4 Full Body Strength Training Workouts Per Week.
Any more than that and you are working out for physiological reasons.
Mistakes Number 7: Relying Solely On Supplements
If you do not have a balanced eating regimen and a consistent full body exercise routine do not take weight loss supplements.
Get the basics down first.
You will thank us in the long term.
The only thing I have to say on supplements is that we do not know what the implications of taking them will be for another 20 years.
Sitting and Supplements Are The New Smoking (Remember Your Doctor Said Smoking Is Good For You)
Mistake Number 8: No Exit Strategy
When you start a diet, you have to have a plan to end it.
Dieting and exercising are stressors on the body.
Your body loses weight or burns fat as an adaptation to the stressor of being a caloric deficit and working out.
Every diet should have a start point and an end point.
If you are making any of the eight mistakes, give us a call, and we will help you fix it.
Quote Of The Week:
START WHERE YOU ARE. USE WHAT YOU HAVE. DO WHAT YOU CAN.
– ARTHUR ASHE