Mistake #5: Pushing Too Hard
I thought that by doing more intense workouts like CrossFit, I was burning more calories. But intense workouts every day intensified my hunger so much that I ended up going over my daily calories.
"If you over train, you become more fatigued for each workout, sore every day, and have a loss of strength and endurance," Cary said. "Over training can cause injury," she went on to explain, and if you get injured, you'll be out for at least two weeks, which can definitely lead to weight gain. Intense workouts are great a few times a week, but it's good to mix it up with lower-intensity workouts as well as rest days.