There are many Nigerian Weight Loss Mistakes being practiced.
And they are followed with an almost religious zeal.
They were never intended to be the mistakes they have become.
But sometimes not every good designs comes out with the intended finish.
And one sure sign that your weight loss plan is failing or has failed is the failed outcome that always follows your efforts.
So today we shall be making attempts at compiling weight loss mistakes that are as a result of bad Nigerian weight loss tips.
1. You Don’t Eat Enough Proteins
A lot of Nigerians loose out big time at the gym because they don’t eat enough proteins.
Without proteins our body’s cannot heal itself or grow.
A higher protein diet can help increase levels of our satiety hormones (GLP-1 , peptide YY and cholecystokinin) and at the same time reduce levels of the hunger hormone (ghrelin).
But most of these Nigerian weight loss tips don’t even make mention of this.
Highly protein intake has been known to boost metabolism which is good for fat loss.
2. Feeding On Incomplete Proteins
I have heard lots of Nigerian gym instructors tell their clients to eat lots of beans.
That as a source of protein, it is all they need to build muscles and loose body fat.
But the truth is beans are incomplete proteins.
And incomplete proteins are those that don’t contain all 9 essential amino acids, or don’t have sufficient quantities of them to meet the body’s needs.
In other for these kind of proteins to be effective, you need to mix them with other complete proteins like eggs, meat, milk etc.
3. Not Eating Enough Carbohydrates
If there is one common belief among Nigerian weight loss experts, it is that carbohydrates are bad food choice.
Carbs are a nonnegotiable necessity when it comes to energy. It is the fuel that our body needs.
Without the right amounts of carbs, your session at the gym would be a huge wast of time because you would lack the energy to push.
Apart from this, lack of carbohydrates would make you sick.
It can lead to hypoglycemia which is expressed by the following symptoms: tiredness, weakness, light-headedness, confusion and hunger.
Carbs are our body’s main source of energy. Our source of glucose.
Anything less than 130 grams of carbohydrates a day can lead to a buildup of ketones.
A condition knows as ketosis. In which fats are partially broken into the blood.
Eating less than normal carbs can even make you hungrier which can lead to weight gain.
So be careful!
4. Not Eating Enough
A lot of nigerians troop to the gym day in day out but their size hardly changes.
They work the barbell, dumbbell and every machine that is their gym but no obvious growth.
The truth is, when it comes to gaining muscles and loosing body fat, it is more about eating than workouts.
Lets say 20% workout and 80% food. In other words more food more muscles.
To start seeing growth in the gym then you must understand that bodybuilders eat 5-8 meals per day to support mass-building.
In addition to this, are the high protein snacks in between meals.
5. Not Drinking Enough Water
Most Nigerians starve themselves of water especially during when trying to loose weight.
But the fact remains that drinking water does increase the amount of calories we burn.
Drinking water before meals can also help reduce our appetite.
Drinking cold water is also known to boost metabolism, which is good for weight loss.
6.Not Eating Enough Fats
They tell you that fats are bad for you. Another half truths from Nigerian weight loss experts.
The truth is not all fats are bad for you. In fact you need them in your weight loss goals.
Eating fatty foods makes you fuller. And even more, fats can help you absorb vitamins A, D, and E, and is also essential for your nervous system.
The type of fat being referred to is the Unsaturated fats which are considered the good fats.
You can get them from
- Olive oil
- Canola oil
- Peanut butter,
- Sesame seeds
Unsaturated fats can..
7. Not Sleeping Enough
Lack of sleep can leas to obesity issues and for the guys it is definitely the fall of your testosterone levels.
Testerones is the male hormone responsible for muscle growth, fat loss or rather lean gains.
I know these self appointed Nigerian weight loss experts didn’t tell you this.
But now you know.
I hope these above mentioned 7 Nigerian Weight Loss Mistakes would get you back on track.