Are You Making These Fat Loss Mistakes
- Eating too many calories?
- Dieting! And in a way that is not sustainable
- Trying to rush the process by going through extreme measures to get there
- Prioritising cardio training over strength training
- Not moving and staying sedentary outside of your gym sessions
- Not being consistent
Even with best intentions, many people tend to go about their fat loss/weight loss journey the wrong way and end up making the whole process a lot more difficult than it really needs to be. Here are some of the mistakes you might be making:
So you have probably heard this flying around a lot, but one of the main rules for fat loss is making sure you are in a calorie deficit. You could be eating all the healthiest food
But if you are consuming more than you’re burning – that body fat won’t budge.
What’s important is you find a diet that works best for you, if you dislike the food that you are eating, you will never be able to adhere to it consistently. Try also not to be too restrictive – find a way that works to incorporate some of the foods you enjoy so you don’t feel deprived.
Results take time and don’t happen overnight. Be patient, stay consistent, don’t try rushing the process and going through extreme measures, it will only backfire. Trust the process- and results will come.
Cardio will not build muscle and help you maintain muscle. When fat loss is the goal you want to preserve as much muscle/get stronger- and that can only be done by doing weights
Doing what you can to make those gym sessions is great, but it helps to increase your activity outside the gym too. Go for walks, do some mobility exercises at home, clean the house etc all these will go along way in burning more calories.