Does your weight seem to creep back on even though you're faithfully at the gym? This can be very discouraging, especially when you step onto the scale and discover that you've just gained a whopping five pounds. So, what's the problem? Why do you continue to gain weight? Here are three common fat loss mistakes and how to avoid making them:

Mistake No. 1: You skip breakfast or your breakfast doesn't contain adequate protein.

Many people think that skipping breakfast in the morning will help them lose weight. In reality, you're doing more harm than good. Your breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's imperative that you eat breakfast, because it provides you with energy throughout the day.

Another common mistake that many people make is not having enough protein in their meals. Many dieters eat breakfast cereal in the morning, and there's nothing with that. But the type of cereal you eat makes the difference. For example, there are many so-called healthy cereals, but they're loaded with additives and sugar. Plus, many of these cereals brands are extremely low in protein. If you're going to eat cereal, make sure that it's fat-free (or low in fat), low in sugar and it contains a lot of protein.

Mistake No. 2: You don't detoxify.

If you want to lose fat, detoxification should be on the top of your priority list. Detoxification is important because there are so many pollutants in our drinking water and food. When you detoxify, it eliminates all of the junk within our bodies. Also, it shouldn't be just a one-time process. Many people compare detoxification with fasting for a couple of days and that's it. Detoxification should become a part of your lifestyle.

As you probably already know, there are a variety of detox brands available on the market. There are also some detox home remedies that you can do on your own. For example, you can start off by drinking at least two liters of water daily. You'll want to eliminate all processed meats. Make sure that you eat plenty of fiber.

Another idea is to drink green tea. Green tea is good because it not only detoxifies your liver, it can also help prevent liver damage. Other detoxifiers include the Ginkgo plant and Omega-3 fish oils and probiotics. While you're going through the detoxification process, adding high levels of exercise is also very helpful. Just make sure you don't overdo it with exercising to avoid injuries.

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Mistake No. 3: You ban fat completely or you eat too many bad fats.

Some people believe that if they eliminate fat 100 percent from their diet they will achieve results faster. This is simply not the case. This is a common mistake. It's important to note that when you eliminate bad fats, such as fast food and junk food you are heading down the right track.

You do want to get rid of bad fats. But your body needs to have a certain amount of good fat. This is because our bodies are designed with two layers of fats (or lipids). These fats consist of bad fats and good fats, depending on the kind of food you consume.

When a cell lipid layer contains healthy fats, it automatically makes them sensitive to insulin. As a result, this allows the receptors join together more easily. This is imperative for producing energy and maintaining a good metabolism. It's important to increase the sensitivity of cells to insulin because it allows the glucose to enter your cells and it burns as fuel.

When you eat too many bad fats, such as trans-fats, your cell lipid layers will consists of fats. When lipid layers are made of bad fats, it leads to insulin resistance. This is what makes you gain weight. It can also lead to diabetes.

Follow through on the tips above, and you will begin to notice a difference in your weight. Before you know it, you will be shedding the pounds.

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