Common Weight Loss Mistakes Women Make
While weight loss isn't complicated, it's not always easy, either - particularly for women. A few misconceptions can put a serious wrench in your efforts. Metabolic Research Center wants to make sure you don't fall victim to these common mistakes…
- Overdoing it with the protein: A protein-rich diet is important, but take it too far and excess protein only ends up getting stored as fat. Aim for about 46 grams of protein a day.
- Skipping breakfast: If your plan to cut calories involves skipping breakfast in favor of a quick glass of juice, think again. Many juices can raise your blood sugar, jumpstarting your body's production of insulin, which can cause hunger spikes later. Pair that juice with a bit of protein and fiber for a healthy breakfast that will satisfy.
- Considering workouts an excuse to binge: Working off those calories at the gym or on the walking trail, only to pack them back on with a heavy meal will defeat your purpose. To prove it, one study compared the actions of two groups of people after a walk. Participants in the group who were told the walk was for exercise ate twice as much at their next mean than participants who were told the walk was just for fun.
- Not mixing up your routine: Vary your workout routine with different exercise and intensities. Most of all, don't ignore weights. Many women fear that lifting weights will put on too much bulk. Truth is, muscle contraction is a major contributor to fat loss. The more muscle mass you have to contract, the more calories you'll burn.
- Going it alone: Having a trusted friend with whom to share your weight loss journey can help keep you accountable and motivated.
Get started on your weight loss and fitness journey with a call to Metabolic Research Center at 800-501-8090.
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