When it comes to losing weight, we don’t compromise: Sport, sport, sport is at the top of our daily list.
For hours we strain in the gym or at home, sweating and sweating, hoping that the hard work will soon pay off and we can finally welcome our beach body.
But time and again we experience that despite exercising we just don’t lose weight – not even a little bit! Most of the time, it’s because we make five crucial mistakes! What these mistakes are that prevent us from losing weight, you will learn on the next pages!
#1 Wrong diet
Not only sport helps to lose weight, but also diet plays a huge role. The best food for losing weight is whole foods and fresh vegetables. If you are doing strength training, you can eat starchy carbohydrates; these are found in potatoes, brown rice, and cereals, for example. However, if you are only doing light cardio training, you should only eat proteins and vegetables. However, convenience foods, bread and sugar are generally a no-no!
In the picture you can see a couple eating and eating too much can prevent you from losing weight.
#2 Eating too much
In addition to eating healthy, it’s of course important to look at how much you’re actually eating. To lose weight, you need a daily calorie deficit. That is, you need to burn more calories than you eat. You can easily keep track of this by eating three meals instead of several smaller ones throughout the day. In addition, you should not eat completely full in the evening, because in the evening you do not burn the calories as well as during the day.
In the picture you can see a woman doing cardio on the mountains and by doing too much cardio training you can’t lose weight well either.
#3 Too much cardio
While you should break a sweat at least once a day to lose weight, too much cardio training can prevent you from losing weight. If your cardio sessions are too long, your muscles will become more and more emaciated, however, you need muscle mass to increase your basal metabolic rate and thus burn more calories when you retire. That means: less is more!
In the picture you can see a woman lifting weights while exercising, because lifting too few weights is a weight loss mistake.
#4 No weights
Even more important than cardio is lifting weights. Again, the more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn. So it’s best to do some additional dumbbell training and exercises with your own body weight. For example, you can do push-ups, squats or lunges.
In the picture you can see a woman sitting in an office and sitting too much in the office interferes with losing weight and is a mistake.
#5 Too much in the office
To stay fit, you should take 10,000 steps every day. For example, you can take the stairs instead of the elevator. You should also get up and move around at least once an hour. If you sit at a desk in an office all day, you produce less lipase. These are enzymes that break down fats and make them usable for the body. If you have trouble assessing whether you’re moving enough, a fitness wristband can help!
So get up and get to work! These tips will make it easier for you to lose weight!