COMMON WEIGHT LOSS MISTAKES TO AVOID
COMMON WEIGHT LOSS MISTAKES
There are common weight loss mistakes that causes many people to loose their motivation when it comes to dieting and some of those are worth looking closely at.
Are you dieting but cannot seem to shake off as much weight as you want? If so, chances are you are probably sabotaging yourself despite your hard work. Making the wrong dieting choices can see you take in more calories than you think. So, what is the right way of dieting? Well, a good place to start would be knowing what not to do. Check out this list of 6 mistakes people make with their diet that stop them from losing weight.
6 COMMON WEIGHT LOSS MISTAKES TO AVOID
#1: Skipping Meals
One of the most common weight loss mistake is that dieters think that skipping a meal helps to cut back the number of calories taken in during the course of the day. The truth however is that skipping a meal leaves you hungry, thereby setting you up to eat more later on. Therefore, it is essential that you make it a point to eat at least 3 meals a day even when on a diet. Just make sure the meals are healthy and low in calories.
#2: Eating Too Much of Healthy Foods
While this may sound strange, eating copious amounts of healthy foods can actually serve to up your calorie intake. Just because a certain type of food is considered healthy does not mean that it has zero calories. So, while a serving of salad is healthier than a plate of chips, that does not give you the license to eat as much salad as you want. Keep in mind that portion control is still necessary even when you are eating healthy foods to lose weight.
#3: Taking Supper Early
Unless you are an early sleeper, it is wise to avoid having your supper well before bedtime. Eating early and then spending the next 5 or so hours awake will see your body use up all the fuel from the ingested food and then demand for more. The recommendation by dieticians is to eat no less than 2 to 3 hours before you turn in for the night. This will lessen the chances of you being hit by nightly hunger pangs that will cause you to break your diet.
#4: Avoiding Snacks at All Cost
Another common weight loss mistake is the belief that snacking in between meals does not automatically sabotage one’s diet. In fact, if done right, snacking can work to help a dieter drop more pounds.
Having a snack in between meals will fill up your stomach. That can consequently causing you to eat smaller amounts during mealtimes. As a result, you reach the end of the day having consumed fewer calories than you would have without snacking. However, you should be very careful to not overdo it with the snacking. Excessive snacking can ruin a good diet plan. A smart move would be having a light snack such as a serving of non-fat yoghurt or a handful of strawberries 3 hours after or before a meal.
#5: Eating Fast
The best of laid out diets can easily be destroyed with the simple act of eating too fast. Slow eating sends the signal of fullness much faster than fast eating. For this reason, eating fast poses the risk of overeating. So, regardless of how busy you are, make sure to set aside enough time for eating.
#6: Drinking Too Many Calories
While dieters obsess over their calorie intake, they often tend to overlook the calories that are ingested through drinks. Coffee, smoothies, juices, tea, sodas, and even alcohol all have significant calories that can contribute to weight gain if overlooked. This is why it is important to factor in the drinks you normally take when creating a weight loss diet.
While there is no such thing as a perfect diet with sure-proof results, knowing what to avoid when dieting can get you one step closer to enjoying a successful weight loss. Therefore, stop making these mistakes and you will find no reason to complain about lackluster results from your weight loss diet.
Alongside the things to avoid in helping the weight loss journey are also the things to do to ensure healthy immune system while dieting. That is equally as important in ensuring effective and sustainable weight loss.
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