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Eight Mistakes I Made While Trying To Lose weight.

In this article I am going to share with eight mistakes that made on my quest to lose weight. I hope by sharing my experiences with others throughout the world, I might be able to help people avoid the mistakes I made. So, here are the eight mistakes I made while trying to lose weight.

1. I started to skip breakfast

Most people trying to lose weight believe simply eating less and skipping meals helps shed that fat. And breakfast is a real easy meal to skip. This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when on a weight loss diet. If you leave the house in the morning on an empty stomach youíre much more tempted to eat more at morning tea and lunchtimes. And, calories you eat at breakfast time are easily burnt throughout the day.

2. I would eat one day and not the next

I would literally eat about 2000+ calories one day, feel guilty, and end up eating about 700 calories the following day. If you starve yourself throughout the day youíre much more likely to eat more in the evenings, which is not going to help you lose weight. You should consume most of your calories in the morning.

3. I bought diet food

When I went shopping I always looked for the foods marked diet, low-fat, healthy, etc. This is a good practice to get into, but I was buying these foods for the wrong reason. I bought these foods because in my mind it meant I could more. I would totally disregard portion size. If you eat diet foods in large portions youíre not doing yourself any favours.

4. I thought I would always be fat

This is a mindset that you must break if you want to lose some serious weight. Sometimes it feels like youíre doing the right things and not making any progress, this is totally natural. You need to focus on being happy and healthy and achieving your goals.

5. I started eating salads as main meals

Eating salad is a good way of keeping your calorie intake down, a meal of salad has much fewer calories than a pizza. When you eat your mind needs to get some satisfaction from what you have just eaten. I found that when I ate salads for meals a few hours later I was back in the cupboard looking for more food. I learned that I was better off eating a balanced meal with slightly more calories than simply eating a salad and snacking afterward.

6. I started my new diet on Mondays

When I found a new diet that I decided I was going to try I always started it on a Monday. This meant I would eat all weekend like I was never going to eat again. Doing this I was just setting myself up for failure.

7. I was too embarrassed to go to the gym

Taking the plunge and joining a gym was one of the hardest things I ever did. I was always worried that people in the gym would be staring at me and talking about me. I really thought I was too fat to join. My advice is to join a gym! You'll is glad you did. I look forward to going to the gym now.

8. I set my goals too high

Setting long-term goals is great, but these goals always seem too far off. You need to set smaller, more reachable goals that you can regularly meet to keep your motivation high. Set yourself weekly, monthly, and three monthly goals. Once you meet one short-term goal set a new one for next week.

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