5 Diet Mistakes and How to Fix Them
If you’ve reached a plateau in your weight loss journey, these tips might help.
In an attempt to shed some pounds, you switch up your eating habits. But as time progresses , you notice no significant different. It may because you’re doing it wrong...
Here are a few of the most common eating mistakes
with easy solutions.
-Watch for portion control, even with “good” food. Fruits and vegetables can convert into fat if you don’t burn off as many calories as you consume. Avoid over loading on brown rice, whole grains and fruits when eating healthy.
-Give a little love to all the food groups. If you’re trying out a vegan or gluten-free diet to shed the pounds, it’s important to replace lost carbs and proteins. An underconsumption of macronutrients can lead to weight gain, fatigue, digestive issues and irritability. Complement your vegetable-focused meal with a half-cup of beans or a few tablespoons of nuts. Adding the healthy carbs and protein may help you break your weight-loss plateau.
-Not eating enough may save you calories, but it slows down your metabolism, messes with your mood and energy and forces your body to burn muscle fuel. Eat every three to five hours and consume a light snack in between.
-Food is not a coping mechanism. Juggling a career, family and a social life can get stressful and demanding, but a piece of chocolate cake in the middle of night won’t fix that; as they say, a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. Keep a food log of what you eat, the amount of it and your feelings before and after. The process will be eye-opening.
-Ditch the fad diet. A drastic low-calorie diet sends your body into conversation mode and causes it to burn calories slower and only results in temporary weight loss. Avoid the latest diet trend at all causes.
What diet tips do you swear by?
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