Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar and her team share some common mistakes you need to avoid when trying to lose weight.
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The road to weight loss is not easy. You need to have a lot of patience and motivation to lose weight first and then maintain your health. Also, you need to make sure that your weight loss plan is sustainable and beneficial in the long term. To shed the extra weight, start exercising regularly and watch your eating habits. There are many people who want to shed the pounds they have gained over time. However, sometimes things don’t work out in their favor due to certain mistakes people make. So if you’re someone embarking on a weight loss journey, nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar is here with a series on Instagram. She shares three videos in which she discusses a total of nine common mistakes people shouldn’t make. There are three videos, each mentioning three errors.
Ghazal Furniturewala shares the screen with Rujuta Diwekar in the final video. Ghazal talks about three mistakes you need to avoid.
Don’t fall for diet trends
Ghazal says don’t follow diet trends or social media influencers for real advice. The weight loss industry makes a profit anyway. So be careful with the choices you make. If you really want to know what’s right for your health, return to the traditional recipes encouraged by your grandmother. These traditional practices have stood the test of time for generations.
Don’t set portion sizes
You may feel like you need to eat less to lose weight, but that’s not true. If you fix your portions every time, you’ll end up making a big mistake. Your appetite moves and you must respect it. So don’t starve yourself unnecessarily when you’re hungry.
Don’t wait for others to approve
As you try to lose weight and see progress, don’t wait for others to compliment you or approve of your program. Just listen to your heart and if you feel healthy it means you are making progress.
Now, nutritionist Jinal Shah is here to highlight three more mistakes people make when trying to shed the extra pounds from their bodies.
According to Jinal, these mistakes should not be made:
Don’t be in a hurry to lose weight
Jinal expresses that it takes your body about 12 weeks to adjust to any kind of new stimulus. So give your body the time it needs. A healthy weight loss is about 10 percent of your total body weight in a year. You stay healthy when you lose weight in a sustainable way, Jinal added.
Don’t overdo the exercise
Never see exercise as a punishment for weight loss. Try to enjoy it as part of the process. If you go overboard with exercise, you can end up exhausting yourself and face other health problems as a result. Make sure your strength, endurance, stability and flexibility are improvising during the workout. She states that about half an hour of exercise a day should be fine.
Don’t underestimate sleep
Practice proper sleep hygiene as you lose weight.
In the first video of the series, Rujuta Diwekar discusses the three most common mistakes you shouldn’t make when trying to lose weight.
Don’t just do it about your weight
Rujuta explains that you need to look at every aspect of your health when you decide to lose weight. After all, losing weight shouldn’t just be about your weight (numbers), it has to be a sustainable plan that keeps you healthy. It is important to check the waist to hip ratio.
Don’t compare your weight loss to past experiences
Don’t try to compare your past weight loss experience to the current program. Also, don’t pay attention to the success stories of people posting on social media. It’s a personal journey and everyone works differently.
Don’t blame yourself for the lack of results
Don’t be hard on yourself and don’t try to blame yourself when things don’t work out.
I hope you follow these steps and have success trying to lose weight.
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