Save time and energy, when you want to lose weight and get into great shape. Here are 5 common weight loss mistakes- and how to fix them.
The deep meaning
First of all, let’s get clear on the deep meaning to why you want to lose weight and get fit. Because isn’t about how you’ll feel about yourself, thanks to what you’ll do for yourself? When you take care of yourself, you’ll feel much better.
When you find the energy and happiness in your physical activities; that
will drive you to workout because you just love it. And it will also drive you to eat better, so you can live that productive and happy life that you want.
While it’s not really healthy for a woman to have a too low body fat percentage, we might like to feel strong, that the curves are in the right place and that we feel great in our jeans.
5 common weight loss mistakes- and how to fix them.
Look at measurements (not only the scale)
A number on the scale isn’t really of importance, or shouldn’t be the only way to track progress. Instead focus on how the body changes in size of your clothes and measurements.
Prioritize strength training.
Prioritize strength training (over cardio) 2-4 times per week; and you’ll work on getting the curves in the right place, get toned, strong, have muscles and lose fat. Do restorative training such as walking as often as you can, and add moderate cardio such as jogging or biking 1-2 a week.
Know how much you eat
With skills and practice you can get to learn approximately how much you eat. But it’s still important to track your food, from time to time, in order to know exactly how much you eat.
To lose fat, you need to create a calorie deficit, and therefore it can be a good idea to track your calorie intake to ensure you eat well, so you can feel well and reach your goals.
An additional and important point is also to find the balance of eating; so you’ll reach your fat loss goals, but also have energy for workouts and everyday life! Meaning, you need to eat. Don’t eat too little. This includes to eat healthy fats and to eat carbohydrates. It’s just all about the amounts of it.
Eat enough protein
We don’t necessarily need to drink protein shakes or other supplements, but we need to eat enough protein! Such as eggs, fish, chicken, tofu, lean meat and cottage cheese.
When you track your food you’ll also be able to track your macros, aka how much you eat of protein, carbohydrates and fat. For weight loss or fat loss it’s recommended to eat approximately 2g protein/1 kg body weight. And it’s always good to eat protein in each meal, in order to get full and satisfied.
Have realistic expectations, work for it and be patient.
If I wake up and realize that I’m out of shape, I need to set realistic goals and I need to work on these goals consistently over a long period of time. Not only 3-4 weeks.
Probably it also took me more than 3-4 weeks to get out of shape. Therefore, get the above in place, ensure you do the right thing and then be consistent.
Find excitement in the journey, and acknowledge every step of it as you progress!
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