Losing weight is one of the things you would always consider doing, whether it is your friend’s wedding, a party or a vacation coming up. While you may be wondering how to lose your weight in the quickest way possible, dieting, and exercising (crunches, pilates, postnatal exercises etc.), be careful to not mess with your metabolism because losing weight too fast affects your metabolism in the long run.
Following are some of the most common mistakes which we make while trying to lose weight too fast:
- Disturbing your metabolism through fasting while exercising
Your body can go into starvation mode. While fasting might help you lose weight quickly but can also have detrimental effects on your health in the long run since levels of leptin (the hunger controller) are lowered and the metabolism slows down. Secondly, not eating anything the whole day and exercising can be a killer move. Personal training is important to know the do’s and don’ts of exercise.
- Almost nil consumption of carbs
Not eating enough carbs for the sake of losing weight, while hitting the gym? This mistake will really hit you hard under these circumstances. Low carb diets, although effective, can lead to your body constantly crying for fuel to perform everyday activities, which it will eventually extract from the wrong place then. If you do not take enough carbs or even fats, your body starts to burn its own muscle, and the less muscle there is, the harder it is to get rid of the fat.
- Staying dehydrated
While trying to lose weight, an intake of at least 2 to 3 litres of water a day is required to keep you well hydrated. Staying dehydrated would make you mistake thirst for hunger which will lead you towards unnecessary munching. The bloated belly you get instantly after having a packet of chips or maybe a burger, is not fat, but your body desperately clinging on to the water storage.
- Going for diet food
Why do you think low fat or diet processed food still taste great? It is not any kind of a magic, but SUGAR. Most diet foods have salt and sugar in order to compensate for the reduction of flavor due to the extraction of fat. The effect such foods, high in sugar content have on your blood sugar levels is horrendous.
Losing weight is not about not eating anything at all, however it is about creating a balance in your diet and maintaining an active lifestyle. So make sure to avoid these five major mistakes while trying to lose weight and keep on Stay beautiful, stay healthy!