Common Mistakes Preventing You from Losing Weight

Avoid them as much as possible
By Vanessa Haber
25 May,2020

No matter how hard you try to lose weight, sometimes you find yourself that you are still far from your weight goal as if like fat is refusing to leave your body alone. Despite a healthy and even harsh diet, some mistakes are preventing you from getting that sexy summer body!

Therefore, try to avoid the following common mistakes as much as possible, when trying to lose weight, maybe it’ll be easier to get to your ideal weight in no time.


Eating few calories

No wonder that to lose weight, you need to reduce your calories intake. However, eating few calories a day will make you feel hungry all the time, thus, slowing your metabolism and muscle mass loss.


Low Fat or Fat Free labels

Don't be fooled by good marketing! food products labeled “Low-Fat” or “Fat-free”, doesn’t mean they contain less calories, but rather have less fat than regular products.


Skipping meals

A common misconception about losing weight is to avoid eating or skipping meals, thinking that this would help in weight loss. Women often skip breakfast or dinner; They don’t know that it would decrease their metabolism, and increase their desire to have snacks throughout the day.

Make sure to never skip meals, choose foods rich in vitamins, protein and fiber within your diet.


Not eating fiber

It is important to include foods rich in fiber in your diet, such as oats, nuts, beans and whole grains, because they absorb water and make you feel full for longer. Fiber is also known to slow absorption of fats, as well as keeping blood sugar levels under control, which help your body store less fat.


Lacking sleep

You may think that sleep has nothing to do with weight loss, but in fact, lack of sleep lower levels of the hormone leptin and increases the production of the hormone ghrelin, the hunger hormone. Thus, you will feel hungry constantly. The less you sleep, the more you will feel like eating fatty foods rich in carbohydrates.


Focusing on cardio exercises

Women believe that cardio exercises are sufficient to lose and burn fat, thus, they ignore strength exercises and weight lifting. However, these exercises help you build muscle mass, boost your metabolism and burn belly fat. So, for the next workout session, mix cardio and resistance exercises to get the best results.



Some apps available on your smartphone can help you find the best exercises for your workout, and provide a step-by-step guide for each exercise to do at home without the need to go to the gym. Here are some suggestions:


map my fitness

1- Map My Fitness

It contains more than 600 different exercises and can connect with 400+ devices to import and analyze all your data in one place to give you a bigger picture on how you perform.



workout trainer

2- Workout Trainer

It offers you thousands of exercises with step-by-step video and audio explanation to help you reach your fitness goals.



nike trainer

3- Nike + Training Club

It provides different kinds of exercises with three difficulty levels. It also has audio guides explaining each exercise, so you can apply them easily at home without assistance.




It contains a database targeting different parts of the body and their related exercises, which are explained with guidelines along with a schedule organizing your exercises.