Common Dieting Mistakes That Making You Fat

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Whether you’re just starting a new diet, or you’ve been dieting for months now, you could be making some old diet mistakes that make you fat, not skinny! And that’s the opposite of what you want, right? Let’s find out what are these costly diet mistakes that are making you fat, and how can you avoid them. Read on…

1. Your Smoothie Is Too Sugary

Buying a breakfast smoothie seems like a convenient and healthy option. You’re basically having a fruit salad, right? Ehh, not exactly. Smoothies typically start with a juice blend as the base, which can add a lot of added sugar to the smoothie. If you make a smoothie at home and start with real fruit as a base; then add some skim milk or unsweetened soy milk instead. That would significantly decrease the amount of added sugar. Extra sugar means a sugar crash and potential weight gain if you make this a daily breakfast choice.

2. You Try Too Hard

Adopting a very rigid diet almost guarantees that your weight loss efforts will be sabotaged by food cravings, suggests a new study in the journal Appetite. So cut yourself some slack. Flexible dieters have just as many cravings and give into them just as often, says study author Adrian Meule. The difference is that they are more likely to get back on track quickly.

3. Consuming Fat-free Food

Most of the manufacturers add a lot of sugar in fat-free foods to enhance their taste. While consuming fat-free food, you may cut down on fats but it provides the equal amount of sugar that you usually get from sugary products. In a recent study, it is said that people who ate low or non-fat dairy actually ate more carbs throughout the day than people who followed the whole-fat dairy routine.

4. Selective Calorie Counting

Dieters who meticulously keep track of their calories during meals will sometimes not count snacks. “It’s easy to go over your caloric goal when you add in the two cookies from the office party, the vending machine run during the afternoon slump, and the bedtime sweets,” says Chris Mosier, a fitness, and nutrition coach. Experts suggest using a mobile calorie-counting app to log everything you eat or drink.

5. Healthy Bood But Unhealthy Add-ons

What’s the point of having baked nachos if accompanied with a high-calorie cheese dip? When eating a salad aiming at weight loss, topping it up with cheese, croutons, excess olive oil, nuts & dry fruits etc., is nothing but making a fool out of yourself.

Where extra olive oil can add to the calorie count, things like cheese can add to the bad saturated fat content. So, all you need to do make 70% of the salad with fresh fruits and vegetables and for the rest, you can add lean protein. Dressing with an appropriate amount of olive oil is not harmful. Or even better – Just consult your dietitian for a salad recipe suitable for your diet plan.

6. Skipping Meals

This may sound counter-intuitive, but you won’t lose weight any faster if you skip meals… in fact, you might find that you eat MORE when you skip meals! First of all, your metabolism will work more efficiently (in high gear!) when you eat small meals throughout the day. Second, if you starve yourself by skipping meals, you’ll be more inclined to stuff yourself later, and you’ll be more likely to choose high-calorie foods when you finally do eat. So don’t skip meals! This is such a big diet mistake that will make you fat!

7. You Try Too Many Diets

We all have that friend; always trying the latest fad diet, always in a constant state of flux between what they can and cannot eat, and always absolutely convinced that this is finally the diet that’s going to work. If you don’t know someone like that, it might just be you.

According to a survey conducted by sweetener brand Splenda, over 10 % of women go on a diet up to five times a year. This wreaks havoc on your body, leading to imbalances in your metabolism. That means when you inevitably fall off the wagon on your latest diet, you risk instantly piling on the pounds when you return to your regular eating habits.

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Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash Whether you’re just starting a new diet, or you’ve been dieting for months now, you could be making some old diet mistakes that make you fat, not skinny! And that’s the opposite of what you want, right? Let’s find out what are these costly diet mistakes that...
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