You don’t look in good shape, have you gained extra pounds? These are very common things to hear when your weight is high or let’s just say when you’re “fat”. While we say you have to be comfortable in your skin, we forget that society has delineated certain ways a woman should look, we are bombarded everywhere with tips, tricks, secrets, shakes, teas, body wraps and a new fad diet tend to surface every 6 months.Also read – 6 ways to naturally control your cholesterol levels
Although these fancy diets can be very appealing, in many cases one does not get the desired results. Have you ever wondered what is the reason for this constant battle with the scale that doesn’t give you what you want? According Aditi GuptaPremium Coach, Fittr, there are common mistakes women make in their pursuit of fitness, some of which are: Also read – Skin care tips: top 5 reasons why you should include milk in your beauty routine, benefits of milk for skin – Watch video
Protein will make you fat
Protein is an essential macronutrient; its role is not to make you “fat” but to help you build lean muscle. In addition, protein has a great quality to keep you full longer and regulate your appetite. Each meal of the day should be a protein component, just be sure to watch your daily intake. Women should consume more than the recommended minimum daily intake, which is 1.2 g/kg. After a good workout, proteins help in the recovery and strengthening of the worked muscle. Reducing macronutrients can cause more harm than good. Read also – From broccoli to cabbage: the 5 main vegetables that a diabetic patient must include in his diet – Watch the video
Weight lifting will make you look bulky
Why do only cardio? Cardio helps burn fat, while strength training helps improve your metabolism, in addition to burning fat. Therefore, it is important that you combine both forms of training to ensure you get the proper results. It builds muscles and retains those muscles keeping the metabolism in a better state, thus helping you to lose fat in the most optimal way.
Are you getting enough sleep?
As women most of the time work and jobs come first and sleep is probably last on the list. When you’re on your fitness journey and working out regularly, sleep becomes essential. It’s while you sleep that the body has a chance to rest and recuperate. So make sure you get a good night’s sleep.
According to a study titled “Insufficient Sleep Compromises Dietary Efforts to Reduce Fatness,” the amount of human sleep contributes to the maintenance of fat-free body mass when energy intake declines. Lack of sufficient sleep may compromise the effectiveness of typical dietary interventions for weight loss and related metabolic risk reduction.
This or that diet?
Don’t follow the trend diet. Gupta suggests, “Do your research and understand that fitness routines and diet plans are not a one-size-fits-all plan. It is a personalized approach and knowledge-based understanding that helps achieve the desired goal. Blindly following a plan will not yield the results you want. The best approach is to understand the fundamentals, then you can make a good plan for yourself and take help from a certified professional.
Consistency is key
They say fitness is a journey and to continue a journey you have to be consistent. Often when you don’t get the results you expect, you tend to get demotivated and quit your fitness program. Well, that’s not the right way to do it. In my opinion, the best approach is to re-access what went wrong, get back on the plan, and work harder. Only with consistency can you get that body you’ve been dreaming of.