Many times when you are trying to lose weight by exercising or to be on a special diet you cannot succeed, as something is probably not done properly. By going to that process probably you are doing some mistakes that have a big influence on what are you trying to achieve.
Here are some of the mistakes that you probably make:
- YOU AND YOUR ROOMMATE GET CUPCAKES EVERY WEEK TO WATCH YOUR FAVORITE SHOW
Most of the treats like cupcakes, protein bars and cookies can contribute to serious pound gaining. You can swap them for these 50 Best Snacks for Weight Loss instead: – HERE
- JUST ONE SODA INSTEAD OF TEA CAN BE WRONG
Just one soda daily can really lead to excess calorie and weight gain, specifically in the abdominal area. Not only sodas, you can instead of having fruit juice, have plain water infused with fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables.
- YOU’RE OBSESSED WITH GLUTEN-FREE PINTEREST BOARDS
Eating gluten-free bread, made from refined grains, you’ll double the carbs comparing to whole-wheat bread. According to many studies, the people who eat whole grains have less belly fat than those who eat refined grains. So, when you go gluten-free, due to any reason, look for gluten-free bread made with a mixture of seeds and whole grains (e.g. millet and amaranth)
- YOU DON’T USE CHOPSTICKS FOR CHINESE AND JAPANESE FOOD
You don’t pay attention to a way of eating and the equipment you use. When you are eating with a fork, you’re probably eating a lot quicker than you would be if you opted for chopsticks. So, eating sushi roll with chopsticks will help you slow down, as it promotes eating more mindfully and can make it so you consume fewer calories.
- YOU ONLY EAT MINI MEALS
When you are loading up with those small meals spread out throughout the day it might speed up your metabolism. Even that way of eating meals and snacks has been proposed by experts to help control appetite and food intake, some studies in adults found that eating more than three times a day had little if any impact on appetite or food intake. The nutritionist Lisa Hayim, MS, RD, and founder of The WellNecessities recommends that meals throughout the day should be kept small and light, making sure that their total caloric intake is still within your body’s needs.
- YOU REPEAT EATING THE SAME THING REPEATEDLY
If you are eating the same breakfasts, lunches, and dinners repeatedly it can lower your metabolic rate and prevents probiotic diversity. The experts suggest eating different foods, which improves your metabolic rate.
- YOUR WINE GLASS IS LARGER THAN IT SHOULD BE
The recommended amount of alcohol consumption for women is one glass per day (5-ounces), as each glass has about 120 calories. Your body is able to burn calories from alcohol first to get it out of your system as fast as possible, so the calories you consume from food are put on the back-burner. In addition, alcohol tends to stimulate the appetite so limit yourself to proposed amount of alcohol.
- “EGG WHITES ONLY” IS YOUR MANTRA
If you are eating only whites, it is not necessary to stay on that track and avoid the silky, golden yolks, as they are a source of Vitamin D, which most of the Americans do not eat enough. Low levels of vitamin D can cause an abdominal obesity. Not only vitamin D from yolks are useful, the healthy fat within them will help you feel fuller longer and less likely to overeat late.
- YOU ONLY MEET UP WITH PEOPLE AT RESTAURANTS AND BARS
Due to your lifestyle, when you usually eat at the restaurants, you cannot control your diet and eat healthy, as you can’t fully control how much salt, oil or fattening ingredients go into your meal. According to the research, those who prepare six to seven meals at home consume fewer calories than those who eat out.
- YOU STAY UP LATE
Watching something on TV late at the night is not bad, but getting beauty sleep should be your priority. Most recent studies demonstrated that low sleep duration went hand in hand with high body mass index, a ratio measure of height-to-weight.
- YOU AVOID FRUIT BECAUSE IT’S “HIGH IN SUGAR”
Avoiding foods is a huge mistake, because of the potassium, found in the fruits and vegetables, helps to naturally de-bloat the body. In addition, the sugar found in whole fruits acts differently in the body than added sugars.
- NO MATTER WHAT, YOU EAT BEFORE A WORKOUT
Many trainers have rooted into your brains that you have to eat something before and after a workout. Even, that schedule of eating pre and post-workout is essential for athletic recovery, many people have enough fuel from previous meals, and most of the time they do not need those extra calories. If your last meal was three or more hours prior to workout, you should grab a carbohydrate-rich snack (30 grams of carbohydrates or less).
- YOU’RE A MEAT HEAD
The protein received from the meat is one of the ways of providing the body with it, however, eating a lot of meat might actually compromise your flat belly and your overall health. Instead of having meat, try having more plant-based foods, like vegetables, fruits, nuts, and legumes.
- YOU THINK KETTLEBELLS WILL ADD BULK
Muscle cells burn more calories at rest so they require more energy to maintain themselves than fat cells. Adding some weight training exercises to your routine will tip your muscle-to-fat ratio.
- YOU STILL HAVEN’T PAID ATTENTION TO PROBIOTICS
Probiotics are known in lowering the effects of abdominal obesity as well as help with bloating, gas, and other digestive issues.