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6 Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid

Small Changes for Big Results

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  • I've been thinking where to look for such quality information. But these are things to avoid as weight loss mistakes. Does anybody kno where i can find ways that would help me to lose weight rapidly!!!
    Thanks in advance - 6/25/2015 4:28:16 PM
  • Thank you for this article. - 6/12/2015 3:54:15 AM
  • SMILINSWEETPEA
    Thank you for this. A month in and I needed this. The first few points especially. - 2/15/2015 6:51:33 PM
  • I weigh every morning, it keeps me accountable. I do realize that fluctuations are going to happen but it gives me an estimate of my fat loss. I don't watch the weight loss reality shows or any of the shows with weight as an issue--I want to be healthy and I think these shows can hurt that part of all sparkers lifestyle change--we want to lose weight but most importantly, I think we want to enjoy that loss and the only way to do that is be healthy!! Not all of us are ever going to be stick thin and that is a reality we need to realize, but healthy we can all embrace. ;0) - 2/15/2015 4:03:10 PM
  • I think it's well said not to pay attention to weight loss results "as seen on TV." I get frustrated with a lot of reality shows where people extreme measures to lose weight quickly. The shows seem to be more for entertainment with weight loss packaged as instant gratification than to really show people how to lose weight realistically. - 2/15/2015 12:12:00 PM
  • I really enjoyed and appreciated the part about "slow" weight loss and that everyone is different and has different weight loss even when doing everything "right." - 3/10/2014 1:36:39 AM
  • Great info. I saved this so I can go back and read it. When I see my wright and it's not dropping like I want it to. But we do have to make a lifestyle change. - 12/2/2013 10:42:42 AM
  • ELLEN546
    One should eat in the reverse of what many of us do, more in the morning, decent lunch, and small dinner (timings relative to when your personal main activity is), with regular PLANNED snacks since a big pitfall is getting really hungry, then eating whatever is handy. In fact when I lost weight years ago, I basically ate six to eight snack-sized 'meals' a day, planned to cover the foods I needed over that period, rather than larger meals.

    Another thing I learned was to wear the same clothes for every weigh-in; it can be surprising how much a different pair of shoes, or even a shirt, can weigh. Since as others have said, weigh loss can vary so much from week to week, a fraction of a pound in clothing can obscure the true amount lost. Of course if you're weighing yourself in the privacy of home, probably wearing nothing, or next to that, would be easier. - 4/30/2013 8:01:14 PM
  • ARICHT42
    The last time I went on a diet I worked out every day for 2 months and in those 2 months all I lost was 12 lbs. I felt like I was doing something wrong. The only thing that keeps me from sticking to weight loss is after 22 yrs of eating out my brain doesn't know healthy meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is very stressful for me. I hope this time around I learn to take it one day at a time. - 4/30/2013 12:32:45 PM
  • ARICHT42
    The last time I went on a diet I worked out every day for 2 months and in those 2 months all I lost was 12 lbs. I felt like I was doing something wrong. The only thing that keeps me from sticking to weight loss is after 22 yrs of eating out my brain doesn't know healthy meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is very stressful for me. I hope this time around I learn to take it one day at a time. - 4/30/2013 12:32:45 PM
  • NSSREENIVASAN
    Weight loss should be gradual over a period of time and one should not over anxious. Obese could be heridetary in which case it would take more time and effort to shed the extra weight. I have seen many who have over a period of time achieved this either caring for their figure or from the point of health. For weight loss, it requires strict eating habits, selection of proper food items and daily exercise. I am a pure vegeterian and so far I have maintained my weight within the prescribed range as per MBI. Unnecessary worrying also causes weight gain. With proper life style and positive thinking, one can have a wonderful life. - 4/30/2013 4:58:53 AM
  • This article contains solid information and covers all the basic issues around weight loss that most people struggle with. The information is well written, than you. Happy New Year to everyone. - 1/7/2013 6:34:04 AM
  • Great article! I have been doing some sort of intense cardio 5 days out of 7 and weight lifting 3-4 days out of 7 without any external results. I definitely can lift more weight compared to 9 months ago but I wasn't losing any weight nor decreasing inches as fast as I thought I should be. My problem is that I was consuming way too few calories. I am trying to get past the feeling that I can feel full all the time with careful planning and still lose weight. Obviously my way hasn't worked. :-) From now on I am staying within my range. Thank you for the article!
    - 9/17/2012 10:40:21 PM
  • This article is very hood and should be taken to heart !


    Thankyou ! - 8/16/2012 11:30:53 AM
  • RAMJNKGHA1
    I've been working very hard to increase my aerobic and strength exercise to lose the fat!
    I will remember 'I am trying to lose fat!' next time my scale shows that I've not lost any weight. Thanks SparkPeople, this site is fantastic! - 7/12/2012 3:53:58 AM

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