7 Common Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid ...

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Weight loss mistakes can be scary.

You’ll eat something, or forget to do something, and instantly, you wonder — did I just ruin my diet?

How many pounds did I just gain?

How many hours will I have to spend on the elliptical machine to make up for this weight loss mistake?

No worries, love!

Most one-time mistakes are minor, but be warned: some of them are pure mind and body sabotage, and they can be serious diet-busters, or worse, cause long term damage.

Yikes, right?

Here are 7 of the most common weight loss mistakes to avoid.

Know them, and dodge them, and you’ll be fine.3

1. Skipping Meals

If you think you’ll cut calories simply by cutting a meal, think again.

It’s actually a very bad idea to skip meals when you’re trying to lose weight.

Why?

First of all, you’ll be hungry, which makes you much more likely to snack.

Second, your body actually functions better, and more efficiently, if you eat several small meals a day, rather than only one or two big ones.

2. Not Knowing Portions/serving Sizes

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve probably read more nutrition labels than most normal people would ever admit.

It’s a good thing to read labels!

But you have to know what exactly you’re looking AT.

Serving sizes are key here!

Here’s an example.

Pour a bowl of cereal… what YOU think a bowl of cereal looks like.

Then measure out a serving from the nutritional label on the box of cereal.

Most of us pour nearly TWICE the serving size!

And restaurant meals are big offenders, too: most meals are more than three times a normal serving size!

This is a very common, and very diet-damaging, weight loss mistake.

3. Forgetting to Write It down!

Almost every weight loss expert will tell you it’s vital to write own everything you eat, and how much exercise you do.2

They recommend this because it helps you track progress, and also because it helps you see patterns.

(Hey, I’m always eating salty snacks around 8 p.m.!) If you’re going to follow this marvelous diet advice, then don’t skimp, and don’t cheat!

Keep that notebook with you, and record everything!

Don’t forget!

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