5 Most Common Fat Loss Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

5 Most Common Fat Loss Mistakes And How To Avoid Them



Mistake 1 : Dieting Too Quickly

Many People want to see results instantly, so they follow drastic plans in an attempt to lose weight.  Beware of any approach that includes extreme caloric restriction, complete exclusion of foods, food groups or macronutrients, "cleanses" "fasts" along with a number other extreme weight-loss strategies.  These types of plans are not sustainable – and potentially not even safe -over the long term.  In fact, rigid approaches to dieting have been shown to result in an increased prevalence of binging and eating disorders than more flexible approaches .  Moreover, rapid rates of weight loss typically result in more muscle loss than slower rates of loss .


Mistake 2 : Switching to Train Exclusively with Light Weights

When starting on a diet, most individuals will switch exclusively to high-rep, light-weight workouts instead of the heavy weights that built the muscle in the first place. however, by drastically reducing rest periods the number of reps performed on each of the following sets results in lower training volume.Continue to train with heavy weights using a variety of rep ranges, adequate rest times, and focus on progression in the gym.

Mistake 3 : Doing Too Much Cardio

There is this horrible misperception in our society about fat loss. A lot of people think that if you starve yourself and do two or three hours of cardio each day, the fat is just going to melt off. Actually, performing too much cardio will put your body in a catabolic state and burn hard-earned muscle. The loss of muscle will not only reduce strength, but it will also slow down your metabolism. If your metabolism slows down too much, you'll have a tough time burning fat.
Perform only as much cardio as needed while still making progress towards your fat-loss goals.  Cardio is only a tool to help create a caloric deficit and should not become the main focus of your training program.

Mistake 4 : Relying Too Much On Supplements

Overdoing it with supplements won’t make up for inconsistent training or nutrition – which should be the foundation of any fat-loss program. Supplements are exactly that – a way to supplement an already-solid workout and clean whole-food nutrition program. Even those supplements that have been scientifically shown to work will not make or break your progress or make up for a poor diet .Focus on nutrition, training, and cardio during fat loss rather than looking to supplements for the answer.
Mistake 5 : Lack Of Consistency 
Everyone wants to see immediate results. But when they don’t see progress as quickly as they would like, more often than not people get discouraged, jump off the dieting bandwagon and become inconsistent with their nutrition and/or training.  This inconsistency results in even slower progress over time and, eventually, most give up their goal of being lean altogether.Be patient when assessing progres. Meaningful long-term changes in body composition take time.  Focus on consistency with your nutrition, training, and cardio and you will see progress over time. 

Sources : fitnessrxformen.com / Bodybuilding.com