Everyone seems to think that losing weight is so easy, just limit the amount of calories that you eat and you will lose weight. For those of us who are overweight or who have been overweight before, we understand that sometimes it isn't always that easy. There are many underlying causes for not being able to lose weight. Whether it be a sluggish metabolism from years of dieting, genetics, or emotional eating, there are many reasons that a person may be unable to lose weight effectively. This article will list 3 of the most common mistakes and secrets for making your weight loss journey more successful.
Secret #1) Stop Setting Unrealistic Goals!
The fastest way to lose motivation is to set unrealistic goals for yourself before you even begin your weight loss program. Make sure to set small goals for yourself to achieve, such as losing 5 pounds this month or 1 pound this week. Remember that each small goal you achieve will bring you closer to weight loss success. If you set unreasonable goals, you will only set yourself up for disappointment when they are not achieved. Even when you are making significant progress in your weight loss goals, you could sabotage your weight loss.
Secret #2) You're Not Getting Enough Water!
If you think you are, you're probably wrong. Everyone has already heard that you should drink 8-8 oz glasses of water daily, but there is a little know fact that most people are unaware of. For every 25 pounds of excess weight you are carrying on your body, you should drink at least one additional 8 ounce glass of water. This is to maintain optimum hydration of your body. There has also been some debate about whether you should drink the water warm or cold, the consensus is still out on this. Most experts seem to believe that drinking cold water is better for weight loss efforts.
Secret#3) You DO Need to Eat Breakfast!
I know everyone has already heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and its true! Skipping breakfast means that you are programming your brain to think that you are starving. This will cause you to feel lethargic and tired, and when you have finally had enough you may decide to embark on an eating binge. This is nothing short of suicide for your weight loss program!
By avoiding these mistakes and following these secrets, you can start seeing results in your efforts to lose weight. Be consistent and make them part of your lifestyle and success in your weight loss program is assured.