With so much misinformation and scams running across the Internet, you really do not know what to believe. People who are trying to decrease their body fat have been led astray into believing the lies of the weight loss industry.
As a result, I put together the top 5 fat loss mistakes made by people. Here they are:
1. People Stop Eating
The most common mistake and misconception to losing weight is thinking that starvation will accelerate results. People to this day still feel that less eating is better. By starving yourself however you open the door to sabotaging your weight loss goals. The reason for this is that your cortisol levels skyrocket when you deprive your body of food. And when that happens, fat is preserved, muscle is lost and the metabolism goes down making it much harder for you to be able to get the results that you want.
The solution to this problem is to eat a good diet consisting of the right ratio of macronutrients (carbs, proteins and fats) at the right times of the day. By doing this, you will actually boost your metabolism and burn more body fat.
2. Eliminate Fats From Their Diet
When people hear the word “fats” they immediately think that they need to stay as far away from them as much possible. I have even heard “infomercials” say that you need to starve fats in order to lose fat by not eating them.
The truth about fats, however, is that not all fats are created equal. Fats such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated (which are high in Omega 3s) can actually help you to decrease body fat and are essential for fat loss, energy production, brain function and even life itself!
If you restrict fats from your diet completely, your body will not be able to burn off the fat you currently store nor function properly at all. As a result, you take two steps backwards instead of forward.
3. Focus On Calorie Counting
How many calories should I eat to lose weight? This is one of the most asked questions when it comes to losing weight. While calories are important, counting them will only lead to stress. Besides, it is unnecessary that you count them as long as you are keeping track of the amounts of food you are consuming throughout the day.
So focus instead on consuming the right ratio and amounts of macronutrients throughout your day and I guarantee you that you will decrease body fat and get the results you deserve.
4. Too Much Emphasis On Weight Loss Pills
Although there are some supplements that are beneficial to helping you with your dieting efforts by giving you more energy and suppressing your appetite, people still feel that just taking a pill is all that is needed to achieve their fat loss goals! Because of this belief, most people end up victimized by the marketing strategies of giant supplement companies.
I have yet to meet anybody who has been able to lose weight by just taking a pill. The facts are you need a good diet with the right macronutrient ratios coupled with a properly designed exercise program to boost your metabolism. Belly fat will not disappear on its own or by taking a few weight loss pills on a daily basis. Otherwise, everybody would look great.
5. Focus On Perfection
When people cheat on their diet, they tend to fall off the wagon completely. What I mean by that is that if they cheat on a Tuesday, they will make up excuses and stop dieting for the entire week. They say words like “I will get back into the swing of things on Monday” or “a couple of days of junk food will not hurt me”.
The words mentioned above are the best case scenario. What usually happens is when someone blows their diet is that they never get back on it. They place so much emphasis on everything being perfect that they simply give up. These are things that quitters do and should be avoided at all cost if you expect to achieve your fat loss goals! If you fall off the wagon in one meal, make sure you get back on it on the following one! Focus on consistency, not perfection.