Why You Are Not Losing Weight in The Gym?
Congratulations guys, you are doing gym. You have just separated yourself from all those people who are not fit and haven’t decided to do anything about it at the moment. I have been doing gym for some time and from my experience. I can say that most of the people in the gym are there for losing weight. But many people fail to achieve there this goal and end up accepting, that they can’t lose their weight and end their journey in the gym. So, today we are going to see the mistakes which you might be committing and are the reason behind you not seeing your expected results.
Why You Are Not Losing Weight in The Gym?
Mistake 5: Depending Upon Cardio Equipment’s Only
Trust me we all have done this mistake as a beginner in the gym. You would have heard if you want to lose weight, better go to treadmill or 60 min cardio is all you need if you want to lose weight. Yes, cardio is essential for losing weight and fat but if you only rely on just treadmills and not doing weight training and abs workout. you will surely end up not seeing your desired results. Keep in mind that a balanced workout plan including plenty of cardio, along with HIIT training, weight training and abs training is the most effective way to lose weight in the long run.
Yes, doing cardio only will surely give you results in the beginning but after that you would get stuck with a question. I’m doing cardio why I have stopped losing weight? So, keep in mind in order to avoid the above condition make sure your workout includes weight and abs training along with cardio.
Mistake 4: No Calorie Deficit
Another common mistake most of people do in order to lose weight. Simple rule if you want to lose weight be in calorie deficit, want to gain weight be in calorie surplus. Keep in mind, having calorie deficit is mandatory to lose weight. If you are burning say 400-500 calories daily but don’t have a calorie deficit you will not be able to lose weight. Hold on a second that doesn’t mean you start fasting and starve for food as without calorie deficit weight loss is not possible. Keep in mind you have to be in deficit to lose weight but not have to do fasting. Plan your meals. Make sure your meals are not only healthy but rich in essential vitamins, minerals, protein and carbs too but also let you be in calorie deficit at same time.
Mistake 3: Doing Same Workout.
I admit I have done this. In order to lose weight, you must challenge yourself. It can be in form of increasing the weight your lifting or doing any other variation of exercise. For example- Replacing barbell curls with 21’s or replacing normal squats with something like goblet squat or doing really slow reps instead of fast reps. The take away message is that when we do same workout weeks after weeks without introducing any kind of changes like one’s mentioned above our body adapts to those exercises and thus there is no stimulus for change in our body. So, I you have been doing same workouts for weeks it’s time to change them or introduce new elements like slow reps, partial reps etc.
Mistake 2: Pushing yourself to hard.
This is also a safety advice. The thing is that to lose weight we must exercise and to exercise we must keep our self-safe in the gym. There are many exercises which if not performed properly can lead to an injury which can take you out of gym for months and when our goal is to lose weight we can’t afford to be out of the gym for months. I’m not saying challenging yourself is wrong and can lead to injury but overestimating yourself is and can lead to injuries. Thus, make it even more difficult to lose weight.
Mistake 1: Nutrition
The no 1 mistake I believe to avoid when you want to lose weight is not taking care of nutrition. Yes, you need fat, vitamins, minerals protein and carbs in your nutrition. But if your diet includes things like burger, pizza trust me you will never lose weight. Exercising in the gym don’t give you license to eat unhealthy and also expecting to lose weight. It’s like hitting your head on the wall thinking that the wall will break with your head. Have a meal plan that has all above nutrients but in form of healthy substitutes so that you can follow it consistently because without it you can lose weight in short run, but in long you will gain weight again.
There you have it, mistakes you should avoid to keep losing weight.Losing weight or fat is difficult. But with hard work and a good nutrition plan it is really easy. Just do hard work and follow your nutrition plan consistently and you will lose weight and get fit in no time. I believe we should do whatever we can do to keep them healthy. Being unfit and overweight not only destroys our confidence but also make us prone to many diseases too and I don’t want this to happen to you. So, keep yourself healthy and fit.
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