By Khushi Pal
Published Mar 02, 2024

Hindustan Times
Lifestyle

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5 mistakes that can slow down your weight loss journey

Staying motivated in your weight loss journey can get challenging, especially when you don't see the results. Here are 5 common mistakes to avoid that can slow down your weight loss journey.

Not staying hydrated

Not having plenty of fluids can cause dehydration, significantly affecting the body's fat-burning process. Dehydration can also slow down your body's metabolism.

Not having enough protein

Protein plays a vital role in your weight loss diet as it helps satiate hunger and helps boost metabolism. 

Not combining diet and exercise 

Losing weight requires a healthy balance between physical activity and a calorie-restricted diet. Relying on just one will not yield results. 

Eating too much salt

Adding too much salt can slow your weight loss journey as salt can lead to water retention, which increases weight.

Setting unrealistic goals

It is essential to stay motivated on your weight loss journey. However, setting unrealistic goals and expectations can lead to dissatisfaction, affecting your mental well-being and slowing your weight loss journey.