6 Weight Loss Mistakes

3. Lack of Exercise

As you lose weight, it’s likely that you’ll lose some muscle as you lose fat ¬¬– this is normal, and not something to be too concerned with. However, if you don’t do any exercise at all at the same time that you restrict your calorie intake, you could lose more muscle mass than you want, which can limit how effective your metabolism is. If you have a low metabolic rate, you won’t burn fat calories as efficiently as possible, and you may plateau in your weight loss. Exercising limits the amount of muscle you lose, and the leaner muscle you have, the more efficient your body will be at losing weight.