Exercising And Still Not Losing Weight? 5 Common Mistakes You Might Be Making

You may be able to lose a significant amount of weight at first with exercise, but weight loss may slow or stop entirely after a while.

Ishaan Arora
Written by: Ishaan AroraUpdated at: Dec 14, 2022 13:20 IST
Exercising And Still Not Losing Weight? 5 Common Mistakes You Might Be Making

Do you eat the right foods and exercise frequently but still struggle to maintain a healthy weight? It can be disheartening to sweat all day and night, and still not achieve your desired physique.

Fitness is more than a pastime; it's a way of life. You must do the same things repeatedly to keep your body in good shape. Remember, transformation is a long-term game that entails maintaining a calorie deficit, eating nutritiously, avoiding overeating, moving your body consistently through cardio, weight training, or walking; and maintaining a positive attitude.

Whether you're new to working out or have been at it for a while, one of these five reasons could be why you're weight loss has stalled.

Common Workout Mistakes To Avoid

Not Counting Calories

Most of the time, we eat things that we believe to be healthy, but when it comes to losing weight, you need to be selective about what you eat. Undoubtedly, a chicken sandwich is nutritious, but what if it exceeds your daily calorie allowance? The ideal method is to use a fitness app, track your meals, and check how many calories you've consumed. The nicest thing about keeping a food journal is that it tells you how much protein, fat, and carbs you've eaten as well as the minerals you're deficient in.

You Are Disheartened By No Progress

Whether you've tried to lose weight or started dieting, there will always be a point where progress stops. It's referred to as a weight loss plateau in the fitness world. However, a plateau does not imply that you are not making any progress. Body weight can fluctuate by a few pounds. All you have to do is be consistent for the next two weeks, and you will see you are moving closer to your goal.

Also Read: 5 Common Diet Mistakes To Avoid

Avoiding Protein

It's a common misconception that protein is just important for bodybuilders. But protein can aid in recovery as well as promoting muscle growth. Additionally, it keeps you satisfied for longer and reduces cravings, which facilitates weight loss. The only thing to keep in mind is that protein intake should correspond to one's body weight; for instance, if you are an active individual, consuming 1.8 to 2.2 gm of protein per kilogramme of body weight is optimal, whereas 1 gm of protein per kilogramme of body weight is ideal.

You Are Not Hydrated

Despite the fact that the human body is 70% water, some people still believe that drinking enough water is not as vital. Not drinking enough water makes it difficult for the body to flush out toxins. Moreover, our metabolism plays a crucial role in body transformations, and drinking water first thing in the morning can help boost the process. So try to drink a glass of water or more when you wake up.

Also Read: What is Calorie Counting And Why is it Important?

Not “Cheating”

When someone goes on a long-term diet, their bodies become accustomed to consuming the same things over and over. Cheating in this context refers to breaking your pattern and switching foods, such as eating oats in the  morning instead of the evening. You may also alter the timing of your meals by delaying each one by about an hour. 

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