If you've ever started a weight loss program, you've probably given up at least once. It's happened to everyone. Not seeing results is one of the main factors that will make you give up, but boredom also plays a major role. However, the problems can disappear if you avoid making mistakes. Here is what you should do to ensure that you achieve your weight loss goals.
Cut down out alcohol consumption. Trying to lose weight while drinking alcohol is a major mistake. Alcohol has no nutrients but lots of empty calories. Plus, it is metabolised very quickly as fat. There's no point in losing 200 calories in the gym if you drink 400 calories in a glass of brandy.
Don't starve yourself. If you are trying to lose weight it really doesn't matter how much you eat. What you eat is important. If you have a balanced, healthy diet, you can eat until you feel full. Starving is a big mistake because you won't have enough energy for your exercises. Muscles need nutrients in order to function properly.
Find your ideal workout. Some people think that 10 sit-ups make up a workout. That is just not enough. On the other hand, there are people who work out too much. It doesn't help either. Overtraining will make you feel tired and won't give your muscles the time they need to grow. It's a mistake to think fat is burned only when you exercise. Muscles burn calories even when you are resting. The bigger the muscles, the more calories you burn. It's also a mistake to repeat the same exercises over and over again. If you get bored chances are that you will give up.
Stop comparing yourself to others. Comparing yourself to someone else can make you quit. We are built differently and, our metabolism is different. So follow your weight loss plan with a view to discover a better you, not someone else.
Don't give up. Most people tend to give up their diets during the first week. You need to persevere. If you have missed a couple of workouts or indulged into a sugary desert that doesn't mean you should give up. You can always start over.
Don't look for a magic fix. The only way to lose weight is to cut down calories and vexercise. There is no easier way to do it. Find out how Herbalife weight loss products have helped millions of people lose weight worldwide, and how they can benefit you.
Disclaimer: All references to weight control relate to the Herbalife Weight Management Programme which includes, amongst other things, a balanced diet, regular excercise, adequate daily fluid intake, nutritional supplementation where required and appropriate rest. Individual results will vary.