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22
Sep

2014

Are You Guilty of Committing These 4 Common Diet Mistakes

Helen Bush

Dieting is a stressful time for most of us. While we may see others achieving the results that they want and want to feel glad for them, many of us are secretly hating them. How can they achieve so much and we only seem to be gaining weight? Sometimes the world just seems unfair. We go through all the trials and tribulations of dieting but can't seem to lose a pound. Well, there may be hope for us yet. We have gathered a four of the most common diet mistakes and ways to overcome them. So, take a look at some of these mistakes and make sure that you are not guilty of committing some of them.

 

 

  1. Having unrealistic weight loss goals. A lot of us go into a diet expecting to lose large amounts of weight in no time. This is not going to happen, and if it does, it is not healthy for you or your body. The first thing you need to do is to set realistic goals. You can safely expect to lose half a pound to two pounds a week, which may be nowhere near the twenty pounds a week you want to lose. However, if you look at the recent studies, you will see that people who quickly lose a lot of weight only end up gaining it back. So, remember take your time and have patience.

  2. Thinking weight loss is consistent. Most of us believe that if we lost two pounds the first week, then we should lose two pounds the next week. This is not going to happen. We may experience ups and downs along our weight loss journey. There will be weeks when we just can't seem to lose any weight and weeks when we just seem to stop shedding those pounds. We have to expect that some weeks will be harder than others and celebrate the weeks where we seem to be unstoppable. The most important thing is to never give up on the weeks when we are feeling that everything is going wrong. Pick yourself up and move on to the next week.

  3. Comparing your weight loss to others. EveryBODY is different. We all lose weight differently. Some can quickly lose weight in the first few weeks, but the norm is to lose weight slowly, especially in the beginning. It can be frustrating watching others achieve their weight loss goals when you are struggling, but you should never give up. There are many other things you can look for besides weight loss such as feeling healthier, improving your flexibility and stamina and releasing some stress. Diet and exercise help you do so much more than just lose weight, so do not get too hard on yourself if it takes a while to see the results you want.

  1. Cutting carbs is the trick. While this may seem to increase weight loss in the beginning, what usually is happening is that you are simply losing water weight, not FAT loss. Your energy will also become lower with a low carb diet, which can make exercising even harder. It’s a vicious cycle, and then, if you even LOOK at a carb, you blow up like a balloon and gain all of it back, and usually MORE. Nothing can be more discouraging! 9Round Nutrition teaches you the right way to eat carbs for weight loss and it’s included in every 9Round membership!

Dieting can be hard, and most of us only make it harder on ourselves. However, with the help of these tips, you can hopefully be successful in your weight loss journey and make it a little easier on yourself. So, do not give up. Remember it may not be easy, but all your hard work will be worth it in the long run.

Helen Bush
Helen Bush is a self employed fitness writer who works with many health and fitness blogs. At a young age she discovered her passion for fitness and encouraging others. Helen enjoys being active and loves working out. In her middle and high school years she played an active part in her school basketball teams. Now she loves to study and participate in dance to help her stay active and fit. Her main goal is to help motivate others and push them to reach their fitness goals.