1. Only Focusing on the Scale Weight:
Many factors can affect scale weight, including fluid fluctuations, muscle mass gain and the weight of undigested food. You may be losing body fat even if the scale reading doesn’t change much.
2. Eating Too Many or Too Few Calories:
Consuming too many calories can stop you from losing weight. On the other hand, too few calories can make you ravenously hungry and reduce your metabolism and muscle mass.
3. Not Exercising or Exercising Too Much:
A lack of exercise can lead to loss of muscle mass and lower metabolism. On the other hand, too much exercise is neither healthy nor effective, and it may lead to severe stress.
4. Choosing Low-Fat or “Diet” Foods:
Fat-free or “diet” foods are typically high in sugar and may lead to hunger and higher calorie intake.
5. Not Eating Enough Protein:
High protein intake helps with weight loss by reducing appetite, increasing feelings of fullness, and boosting metabolic rate.
6. Not Eating Enough Fiber:
Eating enough fiber can help reduce appetite by filling you up so you eat less. It may also help you absorb fewer calories from other foods.
7. Not Reading Labels:
Food labels provide information on ingredients, calories, and nutrients. Make sure you understand how to accurately read labels.
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