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5 Mistakes People Make When Trying to Lose Weight

How to lose weight effectively? If you can't see progress, check if you're not making these mistakes.


Stress


Stress is associated with an endless rush. When we don't have time to cook, we turn to highly processed foods. Such food does not require us to devote a lot of time to its preparation, which makes it convenient but very caloric. Being in a hurry, we take large bites, trying to fill the stomach as quickly as possible. We overeat and stop reading the signals that the stomach is already full.


We start to gain weight, and a vicious cycle begins because obesity can lead to increased chronic stress.




Poor Sleep Quality


Sleep restriction leads to hormonal changes, which may favor an increase in calories intake and a decreased energy expenditure and ultimately lead to weight gain. Also, sleep disturbance, such as poor sleep quality, may increase obesity risk.





Eating The Same Things Every Day


A healthy diet should include a little bit of everything to meet your body's needs. Every human body needs many different nutrients to function properly. Many popular fad diets instruct people to cut out entire food groups. The major concern in eliminating entire food groups is the risk of developing nutrient deficiencies. Instead of cutting out entire food groups, try swapping out specific unhealthy elements of these groups for healthier alternatives.




Not Drinking Enough Water


Adequate hydration is essential in any diet plan, especially if your goal is weight loss. If you don't drink enough water, your metabolism and other important processes slow down, and you have more difficulty burning fat.


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Alcohol


I often hear people saying that liquids are not as caloric as food, so you can not limit yourself. Yes, you can drink plenty of water, and that's fine, but alcohol can be very caloric. One beer contains approximately 110 - 200 calories. Wines are less caloric than beers, but still, one table glass provides 100 -130 calories.


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