10 Big ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ No-Nos โŒ for Girls Looking to Lose Weight โš–๏ธ Quick โฒ ...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest trying to lose one to two pounds per week.

However, some women can safely lose more than that if directed by a doctor.

Once youโ€™ve made your weekly weight loss goal, you can create a plan that helps you reach those goals.2

While itโ€™s important to cut calories through your meal plan and include more exercise in your routine, there are some things you shouldnโ€™t be doing because they can get in the way of successful weight loss.

Hereโ€™s what not to do, according to experts at Family Circle magazine.

1. Cutting Calories and Increasing Exercise at the Same Time

Cutting Calories and Increasing Exercise at the Same Time

Losing weight happens when you burn more calories than you consume, but experts say that slashing calories and moving more at the same time could backfire on you.2

Youโ€™ll lose some weight initially, but your body will go into starvation mode and your progress will stall.

Instead, fill your plate with healthy fats, protein and complex carbs, which will fuel your body and help you exercise.

You might also try overhauling your diet for a couple of weeks before changing up your exercise plan.

2. Doing Only Cardio Exercise

Doing Only Cardio Exercise

Yes, cardio is massively important to a weight loss meal plan.

It burns calories and helps you get rid of flab to uncover the muscles beneath.

However, you canโ€™t rely on cardio alone to shape up and slim down.

You also have to include strength training, which helps build lean muscle mass and boosts your metabolism for more efficient calorie burning.

The Mayo Clinic suggests 30 minutes of cardio per day and two or three strength training sessions each week.2

3. Going out to Eat after a Workout

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You do need to refuel when you get done exercising, but you shouldnโ€™t use your gym session as a license to have a giant smothered burrito or triple cheeseburger.

You might feel like you can afford the calories, but the trick to weight loss is burning more than you consume so going out and eating a ton of food probably means taking in more calories than you just burned.

Have a protein-packed snack that doesnโ€™t exceed 150 calories or a meal that weighs in at about 500 calories.

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