Jun 24, 2024, 09:24 AM IST

7 most common mistakes to avoid while losing weight

Pravrajya Suruchi

Shedding weight requires a healthy approach, and here are 7 common mistakes to avoid while you're on your weight loss journey:

Setting unrealistic goals: Aiming to lose too much weight too quickly is unsustainable and can lead to discouragement.

Skipping meals: This can slow down your metabolism and make you hungrier later, leading to overeating. 

Focusing only on calories and not nutrition: While calorie reduction is important, focus on eating nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Following fad diets:  These restrictive diets are often unsustainable and can deprive your body of essential nutrients.

Not exercising or exercising too much: Combine a healthy diet with regular exercise for optimal weight loss.

Neglecting sleep: When you're sleep deprived, your body produces more ghrelin, a hunger hormone, and less leptin, a fullness hormone. 

Not tracking your progress:  Tracking your food intake and weight can help you stay accountable and motivated. It can also help you identify areas where you can improve.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports