Don’ts of Weight Loss

Dont's of Weight Loss
Dont's of Weight Loss

Do you feel as if your weight loss efforts all go to waste? Do you feel as if you try, but you just don’t get very far at all? A kind of 3 steps forward 4 back kind of thing? This list of don’ts for weight loss will tell you exactly what could be sabotaging your weight loss efforts. Cut these out if you want to cut the fat. 


Many people believe that smoking can help them to stay slim and lose weight, because it can suppress hunger pangs for longer. However, smoking also clings on to stubborn fat. It can also cause the body to feel stressed out, which releases cortisol and encourages fat even more. Smoking is therefore a quick way to sabotage all of your weight loss efforts. The best thing you can do if you really care about your body and your health, is quit!

Contraceptive Pills

Don’t immediately stop taking your contraceptive pills. You should discuss this with a health professional before doing anything! However, if you have put a little fat on or can’t work out why you’re struggling to drop the last 10 pounds so much, you may need to look into it. Of course, it may have nothing to do with your pill. But the fact that some pills contain hormones that encourage hunger and other things, the body can struggle to drop fat. Do your research and you might be surprised!


You can’t make much progress, if any at all while alcohol is in your system. Drinking alcohol will stop your fat loss efforts for that day, even if you’ve exercised. Anything you eat after drinking will be stored as fat too. Avoid alcohol as much as possible, and when you do drink make sure you make sensible choices.

Diet Food

Diet food often contains rubbish ingredients. The only reason people lose weight with it is because it’s low calorie. It doesn’t fill you up, and usually makes you want more bad food. The goal should be to eat lots of healthy food accompanied with supplements like those on

Your Attitude

You need to seriously believe that you can get to where you want to be. You need to know that with consistency, you will get there. There’s nothing and nobody stopping you, other than yourself! It’s all about your attitude. Mind over matter is definitely the case here. If you’re not losing weight, there’s nobody to blame but yourself. Start using positive affirmations to gradually change your attitude day by day.

The Weekend

Calories count on the weekend. A week’s worth of hard work can be undone in one weekend. Sorry, but it’s the truth! If you’re not making progress even though you’re working like a trojan through the week, the weekend could be to blame. This is why it’s safer to allow yourself small treats in the week, so you don’t feel compelled to have a big weekend blow out.

Can you now see clearly the things that are sabotaging your efforts? Sort them out one by one and you’ll begin to see big changes. Only you can help yourself!


Jacqueline Maddison
Jacqueline Maddison is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beverly Hills Magazine. She believes in shining light on the best of the best in life. She welcomes you into the world of the rich and famous with the ultimate luxury lifestyle.
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