Weight loss is one of the most common goals, but if you fall into the category of people trying to gain weight, make sure you don’t make those mistakes.
Are you trying to gain weight? And in this endeavor, do you follow a healthy diet, exercise, and active lifestyle? If your answer is a big YES and your weight is still not rising, it is a sign that you may be on the wrong track. Although losing weight is a daunting task for most people, gaining weight is not exactly a flat and smooth ride.
Still, it’s not impossible! All you need to do to get on the right path is to avoid these mistakes.
So far, you’ve certainly thought that a proper diet will help you gain weight, but it’s not. For get fat, you have to take care of many other things as well.
Here are some common mistakes when trying to gain weight
Jinal Patel, Dietition, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Mumbai, points out things you can do wrong on your path to weight gain
1. Enthusiasm about the routines of professional bodybuilders
Many people who want to gain weight make the mistake of accidentally trying to equate themselves with professional bodybuilders. They are influenced by their routine and have them as their idols. But did you know that (most) of these bodybuilders also take weight gain supplements? So be wise and don’t blindly follow anyone or any trend during the weight gain process.
2. Think that weight gain happens overnight
Weight gain does not happen overnight. Yes, you will have to work very hard to gain weight. The change will happen gradually and only then will you see results. You will need to be consistent and follow your fitness and diet regularly. Stop expecting immediate results. Be patient and you will definitely succeed in achieving your goal. But don’t give up and stick to your routine at all costs.
3. Skipping meals
Do you skip your meals? Then you do everything wrong. This is the most common mistake we make while gaining weight. It can affect your metabolism and you will not gain as much weight as you would like. In addition, you can eat a heavy meal at once and then skip the remaining meals, which can jeopardize your well-being. So just follow the instructions of a certified trainer. Do not rely on information available online.
4. Taking supplements
Many people blindly follow the instructions given by fitness freaks. They tend to rely on videos about gaining weight fast and become addicted to artificial accessories. Try to have the same amount of protein and calories from natural food sources, but not depending on supplements, as they are artificial, harmful to health and also very expensive.
5. Avoid exercise
You should not give up exercise just because you want to lose weight. A sedentary lifestyle will not only cause obesity, but also other problems such as high blood pressure, breathing problems, or even heart problems. Skipping exercise is a strict no no. Instead, you will need to change your exercise routine with the help of an expert.
So ladies, avoid these mistakes and gain weight the right way!