Obesity is an endemic which everyone desires to escape. So in case you have added on some weight, the desire to shed it immediately can at times lead you to making mistakes. In excitement, and with all the wrong information on the internet, the chances of unintentionally committing mistakes increase.
To stop you from making mistake at the eating table, enlisted are some points which are often made diet mistakes. You might feel guilty of committing these too!
THINKING THAT ALL CALORIES ARE THE SAME
All calories which are consumed are not the same. There are the good ones, and the bad ones. Calories consumed while eating veggies are considered good calories, while the ones consumed while eating a burger are the bad ones. This category has been made because the amount of insulin that is released by the body depends more on the kind of calories being consumed, than on the amount of calories being consumed.
SELECTING ONLY LOW FAT OR DIET FOOD
Processed or low-fat or the commonly known as the diet food is generally considered the best food choice when it comes to reducing weight, but this might not be true in all cases. Many of these diet food items have lots of sugar which improves the taste. So instead of making you feel full, the low fat foods often make you feel hungry which eventually ends in you eating more than required. It is always healthy to choose nutritious and minimally processed food products.
NOT CONSUMING ENOUGH PROTEIN
Protein is the most important nutrient when one aims at reducing weight. A diet containing high protein enhances the system of metabolism, minimises the appetite and has a positive effect on the hormones which regulate the weight. Proteins also help in increasing the muscle mass during the process of weight loss.
NO DIET CONTAINING FIBER
Adding fiber to the meal helps in reducing the appetite by making the person full. Fiber helps in losing weight when it absorbs the calories from the other food. Various studies have shown that doubling the amount of fiber intake in the diet means that you would consume 130 less calories. Fiber can be added to the food by making small changes in the diet. These changes are consuming brown bread instead of the normal bread.
EATING EVEN IF NOT HUNGRY
We are often suggested to eat small quantity but multiple times during the entire day if the person wants to reduce weight. This is however not right. Eating food while hungry is the ultimate key to reducing weight. This is majorly because if we eat less but many times during a day makes us eat more calories unknowingly.
NEVER SKIPPING BREAKFAST
Another very important piece of advice that the experts give is to never skip breakfast, irrespective of our appetite. This is because the people who missed their breakfast consumed more calories during lunch.
DRINKING PACKED JUICES
People who are on the journey of reducing weight, often stop drinking packed juices and other drinks. But these people often forget about the packed fruits. All fruit juices are loaded with sugar which make the journey of weight loss go haywire.
NOT CONSUMING PROCESSED FOODS
Processed food items are considered the worst foods when it comes to losign weight. Various studies have shown that these food items are the major factors which contribute to the entire scene of being obese. So for having a good health it is best to go for whole food because these are self limiting, meaning they are difficult to consume more than required.
NOT INCLUDING FRESH FRUITS IN THE DIET
Eating too much and not including fresh fruits in the diet will also not be helpful in realising the dream of reducing weight. The bets fruits which really help in reducing the weight are watermelons, apples, pears and grapefruits.
So which are the mistakes you have made while making the best diet plan for yourself? If there are any other mistakes, do let us know in the comment section below.