Are you looking to lose body fat? If you are a little more advanced regarding your eating and exercise habits, you may think you have it all figured out. Sadly, though, many people make grave mistakes costing them a lot of success. Just because you have been “around the block” so to speak, doesn’t necessarily mean you have dieting all figured out. Even the most experienced dieters can make errors from time to time.
Let’s look at four advanced fat loss sins you need to be sure you are not committing…
1. Doing The Same Thing As Before. Remember, your body is constantly changing. What worked for you in earlier years may not function today because your body is different now.
Update your approach. Look at your current body weight, your activity level, as well as everything else going on in your life and go from there. Use a new approach as necessary.
Some people get so caught up in doing the same as they did years before so they miss out on new more efficient techniques. Stay current and you will likely see better results.
2. Overcomplicating It. Next, avoid overcomplicating it. The last thing you want to do is get too wrapped up in the details; you could become overwhelmed. Because you are more experienced with dieting, you may find you chose to look into advanced techniques, which can be all right, until those techniques become so time-consuming you fail even to get started.
Keep it simple. Use more advanced techniques if you like, but don’t overdo it.
3. Going Too Long Without A Refeed. Another sin to avoid is going too long without a refeed. Have you been dieting for weeks on end because you figure your body can “handle it?” Your body is just like anyone else’s – it needs a break from time to time. You may be highly motivated and figure you can push yourself, fighting off those cravings and hunger, but this is your body trying to tell you something.
Add a refeed into your approach every two to four weeks. It will keep you on track and help you to continue moving forward. Every two to four weeks, on one or two days, take in a higher calorie count. Eat to a point where you go 500 to 1000 calories over your maintenance calorie intake.
4. Relying On The Same Food Daily. Finally, the last mistake you want to avoid is eating the same food every day. This happens if you have been on a diet for a while and simply are tired of cooking new foods each day. You would rather just make it easy and eat the same foods over and over.
While this can help save you time, the problem is it can also cause nutritional deficiencies to set in.
Do change it up every so often. While it may take a bit of time as far as your nutrition is concerned, it is something you have to begin doing. Otherwise, you may fall ill due to lack of certain vital nutrients.
Are you committing any of these diet sins?