1. Exercising on an Empty stomach: Since muscle burns more calories than fat, the more muscle mass you have, the better it is for weight loss. Not only will fueling your body help you avoid losing muscle, but you'll also have more energy to push yourself through your workout...
2. Not Getting Enough Sleep: You need extra energy to keep up with your exercise routine, and skimping on sleep can affect your body's ability to control its appetite - Not enough shut-eye increases appetite-stimulating hormones.
3. You Don't Drink Enough Water: Filling up on water before a meal helps encourage portion control, and eating foods that contain a lot of water (like fruits and veggies) will fill you up faster, causing you to eat less. A small study even found that drinking cool water can speed up metabolism and discourage cravings for sugary drinks like soda and juice. Nowthat's a reason to stay hydrated!
4. Eating Habit: Skipping breakfast and(or eating while standing isn't good weight loss habit. Why? People who eat breakfast regularly lose more weight—so make sure to eat breakfast each morning to jump-start your metabolism while Standing at the fridge or the counter to chow down isn't saving time or energy and can lead to mindless eating.
5. Only Cardio: If you live on the treadmill but never lift a pound, then you're missing out on one of the most important pieces of the fitness puzzle. Not only does weight lifting prevent injury by strengthening the joints, but it also builds muscle mass and increases metabolic rate. Bonus: Thanks to a revved-up metabolism, you'll keep burning calories long after you've slipped off your sneakers.
6. Wrong Post work-out fueling: A post-workout snack is just that—a snack. And unless it's mealtime, what you eat after an average workout should be around 150 calories. Since healthy foods like trail mix can be high in calories, measure out a serving instead of mindlessly chomping straight out of the bag.
7. Walking is Never Enough!
8. Too Much of Everything is Bad: Even over eating healthy food will not help weight loss.
9. Partner Having a Different Weight Perspective: A partner who's on a similar path can be a huge help to your weight-loss goals, but if your partner is not on board, then your relationship may be making you fat. You can't expect to lose weight if your husband constantly suggests ordering takeout, wants to go out for ice cream, or encourages you to sleep in instead of hitting the gym! Communicating that you need his support in losing weight is a great first step in finding compromises — for both of you. For starters, the next time you have dinner out, offer to split an appetizer or skip dessert.
10. Wearing Clothes that are too BIG: Loose clothes are comfy, but they cover up the body and allow you to forget what you look like, which can work against your fitness motivation. Instead, opt for clothes that have a more fitted silhouette to help give you a sense of your body image. Or better yet, start the day in your gym outfit to inspire you to do something active.