What NOT to do when trying to LOSE WEIGHT

Sloane Davis on What Not to Do When Losing Weight | Pancakes & Pushups


– Over exercising while cutting calories.
When you don’t feed your body enough food your body adapts to whatever you give it.  Too much exercise, coupled with a low calorie diet, sends your body into a frenzy by slowing the metabolism down.

This may work short term, but over time when calories are too low the body starts thinking that food is scarce.  The body then holds on to fat in a way to protect itself.  It’s just like a car needs gas to run.  If you run out of gas, the car doesn’t go.  The same holds true with the body.


– You are looking for magic, a quick fix.
So many diets out there are try to manipulate and play tricks on the body in order to lose weight.  This is usually done by cutting out an entire macronutrient (most of the time carbs), or limiting calories to an unsafe or unsustainable way in terms of long term success.
This usually sets most people up for failure, because you can only use these “tricks” short term and it will ALWAYS end up rebelling back, most of the time with an EXTRA few pounds.

I know I always say it – but slow and steady wins the race.
The longer you can diet down, the more likely the pounds will not come back.  If you are going to put in the hard work, make it count! And make it last!


– Not Eating Enough Protein
So many people think they eat an adequate amount of protein, but when they start tracking their food to see how much they are actually eating, they are grossly under.

Make sure each meal includes protein. Your body needs it to maintain lean muscle.  The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism will be, the more weight you will lose.


– Not Eating Enough Good Carbs
Good carbs are whole foods. These include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts in their natural, unrefined, unprocessed forms.

Because these good carbs are unrefined, they are naturally high in fiber as well. The fiber fills you up before you eat too much.

Also, the fiber in good carbs causes your food to be digested and absorbed into your bloodstream more slowly. This helps to regulate your blood sugar into a normal range without getting too high or too low.

All of these mistakes basically spell out the same thing. That being, don’t deprive your body. Feed it with a well rounded diet so that it gets the proper vitamins, minerals and nutrients in order to run healthy for you.  Take care of it and know it will take care of you in return.

The Best Exercise To Lose Weight

If you’re trying to shed excess pounds, it can be hard to know where to start. There are so many different exercises out there, and what do you do when you don’t have reliable access to a gym full of equipment? The good news is that you don’t need a bunch of stuff to lose weight. In fact, the best exercise to lose weight is just to get up and moving. Forget those complicated contraptions — many great exercises use just your body weight.


While it’s not the most exciting or revolutionary exercise in the world, walking is one of the best exercises to lose weight at home. You won’t need a single thing other than a space to walk, and all you need to do is step outside to start. As a low-impact exercise, walking won’t stress your joints or risk injury, which is great for those that are starting an exercise regimen after some time off.

Body Weight Exercises

If you are not quite ready to pick up the weights, your body will still do just fine! Simple body weight exercises, which are part of my 20-minute workouts in the SloaneSquad App, are easy to start doing today and can produce just as much strength training as using average weights if you are a beginner.

Strength Training

Building muscle will create an overall leaner body, strengthen your bones, and will increase your metabolic rate, which means you will burn more energy when resting. My fitness program will slow muscle loss that comes with age, build strength in your muscles and connective tissues, increase bone density, cut your risk of injury, and help ease pain. With my daily video guided workouts in the SloaneSquad App, you will build muscle and look shapelier, trimmer and stronger!

For the best exercises to lose weight, join SloaneSquad.