Common mistakes while trying to loose weight

Sometimes you feel you are doing everything right, yet still not getting results. You may actually be misguided or are doing some unsuitable workouts that are not suitable for your body.

Here are few common mistakes we should avoid:

  1. You assume all carbs are bad for you

Major source of energy to the body comes from carbohydrates, hence they are essential part of healthy diet. Complex carbs keep you full for long periods of time because your body breaks them down slowly. Eating carbs in the form of fibers will definitely improve your digestive system.

  1. You believe in skipping meals

When you skip your meal your blood sugar level goes down and hence metabolism reduces. This causes in weight gain rapidly as you tend to satisfy your hunger more. Hence it is always advisable to eat small diet at a frequent interval throughout the day rather than skipping your meal. Also having your food on a proper interval of time is very effective.



  1. Avoiding all fats

Fats are of two types; healthy fat and unhealthy fat. In order to reduce weight, people cut down all their fats. A moderate amount of fat is important as it helps with sanity. You get these fats in the form of nuts,seeds,liquid oils, avocados,oily fish,soy and dairy products.

  1. Not having enough water

People are of habit not to drink enough water. Drinking 4-5 l of water keeps your body hydrated. It reduces the amount of hunger. Water being a natural solvent dissolves all the bad fats and keeps your metabolism up.

  1. Stick to same pattern of workout

In order to prevent plateauing and continue the steep slope of endurance, you must do a mix and match with your workout. Adam Rosante ,renowned fitness and wellness coach has also said that “Variety is the spice of fitness.”

Shikha Aakash

Shikha is an decorated Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience in the tech industry. She is also a part-time IAS aspirant trying fighting to fulfill her dreams. Her preparation efforts make her a keen observer and a clear thinker. She uses her columns usually to express her opinions about her observations of the world and raises important questions.

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