Do you struggle with losing and gaining the same 5-10 lbs, over and over again?
You’re not alone.
Even people who do EVERYTHING right struggle to lose weight sustainably.
You know, they’re health-conscious, they exercise, they watch what they eat, and keep up to date on the latest health trends…
(Minus the occasional fast food - you can’t deprive yourself entirely, right? 😄)...
But they still can’t seem to break the pattern of yo-yo dieting.
The good news is that after helping lots of people to achieve their dream bodies, I’ve noticed there are five foolish fat loss mistakes lots of people make.
But once you stop making them, weight loss becomes easier, faster and more sustainable.
Here’s what they are:
Don’t get me wrong... the scale can be a valuable tool when assessing progress towards your fat loss goal.
But that’s ALL the scale is - a tool.
Many factors can affect your weight daily. This includes fluid fluctuations, undigested food, muscle mass gain and not going to the bathroom enough.
A better way to use the scale is to take a long-term view— focus on making sure the number is trending down month over month, rather than day over day.
As humans, we tend to grossly overestimate what we can do in the short term and vastly underestimate what we can do in the long term.
When you have incredibly high expectations, it’s easy to become frustrated and give up.
One study1 noted that overweight women who expected to lose the most weight were more likely to drop out of their fat loss program within six to twelve months. Whereas those with more realistic expectations stuck it out for longer.
Keep your fat loss goal modest, at least in the beginning. And build other small goals on top of your successes as they roll in.
Drinking soft drinks, fruit juices, and sugary cocktails are the sneakiest bandits in town when it comes to fat loss.
There are a few reasons for this:
Sugary drinks don’t affect the appetite center of your brain in the same way solid food does. Meaning, you end up continuously drinking more calories without feeling satisfied.
Sugary drinks rarely have any nutritional value—yes, including your fruit juice. Most of the beneficial fiber and nutrients of fruit are found in the skin and pulp.
Making this ONE simple change of cutting out calorie-laden drinks might be enough to spark the fat loss you desire.
Sounds counter-intuitive, but hear me out.
Drastically cutting calories and skipping meals may seem like a quick fat loss fix, but this constant undereating can hold you back in the long run.
Your body is smart and adjusts to whatever you throw at it. If you cut calories sharply, your body will enter starvation mode, causing your metabolism to slow down and preserve energy.
This means you hit a plateau, stop losing weight, start eating again with a slower metabolism, and gain back the weight you lost.
Your fat loss journey starts to resemble a vicious roller coaster ride.
The solution to this problem isn’t sexy (truly effective solutions rarely are). Adopt the motto “slow and steady,” reduce calories sensibly, and aim for sustainable progress over the long run, rather than focusing on dramatic short-term (read: unsustainable) changes.
Every other action you take towards healthy fat loss can be a waste of time if you don’t get enough sleep.
Here’s why sleep is so important for weight loss:
Your hunger hormones—ghrelin and leptin—get thrown out of whack, causing cravings and an insatiable appetite.
You don’t just crave any food… you crave fat- and sugar-rich foods.
You have low energy, which makes it harder to exercise.
If you want some easy ways to improve your sleep, try keeping electronics in another room, make your room as dark as possible, and keep the temperature nice and cool.
So there you go!
Five foolish fat loss mistakes even health-conscious people make.
Another common one is not eating enough foods that help you feel full… but without adding lots of extra calories.
The good news is that you can avoid this fat loss mistake with my Radiant Clean program.
It reveals lots of delicious, easy, filling and healthy recipes you can prepare in less than 30 minutes…
But allow you to lose weight, while feeling energized, full and satisfied.