Do you eat healthy and workout, but still can’t seem to lose weight? You’re not alone! Here are some common mistakes beginners make on their fitness journey.
1. You’re eating too much. Just because it’s healthy does not mean you can eat unlimited amounts of it. “Everything in moderation” applies to healthy foods, too. Read the blog post “Eating Healthy, But Not Losing Weight? Read This!”.
2. You’re misinformed about the nutritional value of foods. Be smarter than marketers. Do your research, use fitness tracking apps like MyFitnessPal, to really learn about what is in the foods you’re consuming. I promise we all could learn a thing or two!
3. You’re not training hard enough. If you continually do the same workouts for the same time with the same speed and weight, you will plateau quickly. You must increase your intensity in order to keep seeing results.
4. You’re not eating enough protein. Contrary to popular belief, protein will not make you bulky! Your body needs it in order to get strong aka increase your training intensity aka continue to move upward in your fitness journey.
5. You’re not eating whole foods. Quality is just as important as quantity. Eating 2,000 calories a day worth of fast food will not get you the same results as eating 2,000 calories from clean, whole foods, not to mention the mental aspect.
6. You eat perfectly all week and then binge on the weekends. Consistency is key. Allow yourself to indulge in moderation throughout the week to mitigate the risk of binging.
7. You’ve been starving yourself for too long. If you’ve been undereating for a long time, your metabolism is basically doing everything it possibly can to hold on to any calories it receives. I recommend to seek help from a professional if you think this might be the case for you. They can advise you how to get your metabolism back up to speed.
Questions? Send me a message. I’d love to help!