Weight Loss Mistakes Making You Feel Hopeless (And How To Fix Them)

Weight Loss Mistakes Making You Feel Hopeless (And How To Fix Them)

If you’re looking to lose weight, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed by all the mistakes you could be making. It’s easy to get caught up in thinking about food and calories and how much exercise is enough, but there are other things that can sabotage your efforts at weight loss that aren’t as obvious:

Focusing on weight, not how you feel

One of the most common mistakes people make when they are trying to lose weight is focusing on how they feel rather than just their number on the scale. Many people are so focused on their body size, they forget to pay attention to how they feel. If you want to lose weight, then focus on how you feel instead of what scale says.

If you want an easy way to determine if this is happening for you, try this experiment: Take off all your clothes and stand naked in front of a mirror for 5 minutes without moving or talking about anything else except yourself (or whatever other person standing next to them). When done with this exercise, ask yourself if any part of your body feels heavy compared with other parts? Was there something specific that stood out as being different from normal feeling/size? The answers may surprise even yourself!

Thinking about food as ‘good’ or ‘bad’

You may have heard that the best way to lose weight is by eating less and exercising more. That’s true, but it can be hard to remember when you get hung up on food as good or bad.

In order for you to lose weight, it’s important not to focus on food as “good” or “bad.” Food isn’t good or bad; it’s just food! It would be like saying eating ice cream is not good because some people don’t like it. The same goes for fruits and vegetables: they’re all great foods that provide us with vitamins and minerals we need for health (and taste great too!). So instead of thinking about whether or not what you eat is healthy—or unhealthy—try focusing on enjoying every bite!

Skipping meals

Skipping meals is a big mistake that can make you feel tired and hungry. It’s important to eat at least three meals per day, but eating too little can lead to weight gain or weight loss. When you skip meals, your body uses its energy stores for other things instead of replenishing itself with food. This will leave you feeling tired and hungry throughout the day because your body has used up all its stored resources for the day (and even into the next few days).

Some people think they are doing themselves a favor by skipping their daily meal in order to lose weight faster—but this isn’t true! Skipping meals makes it harder for your body to burn fat since it doesn’t have any fuel sources available in case something goes wrong while working out; also if there are no snacks available between meals then how can one expect oneself to keep track of what they eat during those times when no food was consumed? If we’re going through life without knowing whether or not our bodies are getting proper nutrition every single day then how will we ever know if what we do makes sense anymore?

Exercising instead of focusing on movement every day

If you’re thinking that exercise is the only way to lose weight, you’re wrong. Exercise burns calories and helps you reach your fitness goals, but it’s not the only way to lose weight. In fact, there are other ways to burn calories like:

  • Moving more throughout your day. Some of us may be so busy that we don’t have time for exercise or even enough time in our schedules to move regularly—but even small amounts of activity can help keep blood sugar levels steady and prevent fatigue from setting in over time (and even prevent some diseases). That being said, if moving around doesn’t feel like part of your daily routine yet (or if it does), start by making small changes: take stairs instead of elevators; park at the furthest end from where people are waiting; walk around outside instead of sitting inside staring at a screen all day long!
  • Eating less food than usual without feeling hungry throughout the day (this will depend on how much weight loss success has been achieved already).

Relying on willpower alone to stop unhealthy habits

If you’re struggling to lose weight, it’s easy to fall into the trap of relying on willpower alone. You might think that if you just make a few good choices, like skipping junk food or exercising more often, your habits will change. But this isn’t true—your body needs time for change to take place.

If all else fails and your willpower seems completely depleted after trying new things for months or years at a time and not seeing any results then it might be time for an intervention: seek professional help from someone who specializes in helping people improve their eating habits.

Being too restrictive in your diet

Restrictive diets can lead to binge eating.

Restricting your intake of certain foods or eliminating them entirely may seem like a good idea at first, but it’s not sustainable in the long run. Restricting food will make you feel frustrated because you’re missing out on important nutrients that are vital for health and well-being. You’ll also experience cravings for those foods that have been restricted from your diet, which can lead to overeating or weight gain (and if you’ve ever tried counting calories or points on an app like MyFitnessPal—or any other calorie-counting method—you know how much easier it is than tracking what goes into our bodies).

It’s important to remember that restrictive diets aren’t sustainable; if they continue long enough, there will be serious consequences like nutrient deficiencies and mood swings due to inadequate nutrition!

If these mistakes are getting in your way, get back on track.

  • Focus on progress, not perfection.
  • Get a friend or family member to help you stay motivated.
  • Make a plan and stick to it.
  • Keep track of your progress by taking pictures of how you look in clothes that fit better (or less) than the ones you’re wearing today, or by writing down what food and exercise activities you did each day before starting this one, so that next time around they will come more naturally without having to think about them too much beforehand!


In conclusion, if you’re struggling with your weight loss goals and not feeling great about yourself, it’s time to take a step back. You are not alone and there are many resources out there that can help! One of the most important things is finding your motivation again so that you can get back on track. Another thing would be talking with a friend or loved one who understands what you’re going through because they’ve been there themselves before.



Emma is a health enthusiast, skilled blogger, and website manager dedicated to promoting primary health and wellness through Vital Primary Health.

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