Obstacles to Weight loss

Obstacles to Weight loss

weight lossI always tell my clients that weight loss is like a trekking trip. The right gear and the correct trail can help you through the trip. But a lot of pitfalls can hinder your weight loss trip.

So lets have a look at the pitfalls we can avoid to successfully lose weight, even if you have a good meal and exercise plan to follow.

  • You do not eat on time –Missing your meal timings is not a great idea. Most of the times I plan based on what timings are convenient, so that they can eat at their convenience. But if these timings are not followed, weight loss can slow down. keeping a lot of gaps between your meals can make your overeat later in the day.
  • Skipping meals for faster weight loss –My clients are eager to skip meals or commonly want to skip dinner and eat only fruits and salads. This is not advisable as our body craves for energy. Hence the best solution is to eat a small meal 2 hours before bed time which has good carbohydrates, protein and fats.
  • Poor priority to exercise –Exercise is very important to weight loss but skipping it arrests weight loss. See that you hit the gym at least 4 times a week if you want to look better.
  • Drinking less water-Drinking less water can dehydrate you as well as make you get confused with hunger and thirst cravings. Hence drink enough of water.
  • Chronic Sleep deprivation does not help –Sleep deprivation can stress your body and stress can increase your cravings. Hence get good 6-8 hours of sleep to be refreshed.

Try your best to overcome these obstacles for effective weight loss.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

2 Replies to “Obstacles to Weight loss”

  1. Dear All

    Hitting Gym becomes boring after some time and also may be expensive. Instead try the alternative option of brisk walk either at sunrise or sunset. The speed recommended is approx 10 minutes per km.
    It works.

  2. According to some researchers, fasting once a day (any 24hr period) does not cause reduced metabolism nor muscle catabolism (i.e. breakdown of muscles to feed the rest of the body). There are many benefits attributed to a 24hr fast, especially reduced insulin, improved insulin sensitivity, increase in IGF (a growth hormone). Benefits kick in only after no food intake for 15 hours and taper off after 48 hours of fasting, hence the 24 hour suggestion. Are you aware of such researches and would you suggest such a method? This obviously should not be practiced along with reduced calorie intake during other meals.

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