Through thousands of weight loss and nutritional counseling sessions, I have learned what weight loss mistakes seem to make the biggest impact on weight loss. Forget the gimmicks, the rules and the other stuff your friends tell you at work. Here’s what I’ve observed over YEARS of training and countless hours of feed back.
Weight Loss Mistake 1 – CARBS MATTER
Unless you are super human, carbs make all the difference. Watch your intake, log them (in an app) do whatever you can to change the way you eat your carbs. I recommend between 100 -150 grams of carbs a day. If you feel that’s too hard then try pyramiding your carbs.
- Get your carbs from quality sources! Fruits, veggies and whole grains. Ditch the processed foods and excess sugars
Weight Loss Mistake 2 – Timing Matters
I know people say that the time you eat doesn’t make a difference BUT IT DOES. Science has proven that a very important hormone know as leptin contributes to weight gain and weight loss. Eating too late blocks this important hormone.
Fitness Tip: Eat the most carbs and calories when the sun is the brightest. As the sun goes down so do your calories and carbs!
Weight Loss Mistake 3 – Over calculating How Much You Burned
So you went to the gym, AWESOME! However, the average person has a very unrealistic view on how much they really burned at the gym. The golden rule is, act like you never went and eat the same way you would if you hadn’t gone. If you think that’s too hard then try adding in a little more protein to help your body recover and stay full longer. You will lose faster and stay motivated longer!
Fitness Tip: If you keep your calories low you’re going to be a little tired as your body shed the excess weight. Factor in some extra rest, make sure you get enough sleep, and make sure it’s quality sleep!
These weight loss mistakes could be holding you back! Use these fitness tips to help you shed the excess fat, stay motivated, and motivate others!