Have you been following a healthy exercise regimen, all your dieting rules and still not successful in dropping an inch?
The reason might not be your efforts! It’s your dieting rules that need to reconsider! We have been told endless times that cutting back calories, skipping dinner or breakfast and relying on restricted foods and diets are great for weight loss. A chunk of this is true, but due to the what, when and how to eat, we often make mistakes to correctly follow the diets and stuck in between the myths.
Here we bring you some of the most common dieting mistakes that people do while losing weight and how it can sabotage the intentions of weight loss. Keep on reading as we have got you covered on how you can rectify it as well.
- Restriction of calories in the diet: When it comes to losing weight, people always stand by the misconception of consuming fewer calories. It may help in losing weight but it will take a toll on your overall health and well-being super soon. Consuming fewer calories cuts the essential nutrients from the diet which leads to various health ailments and can hamper the functions of your body. Make your meals super filling and you should choose fibre rich foods and whole grains like oatmeals, eggs, nuts and seeds, grains and legumes so that you won’t feel the need of binging on negative calories and you can healthily lose weight.
- Reducing fats from the diet: One of the essential macronutrients that your body always need to function smoothly is ‘fat.’ Fats are extremely important for the proper functioning of the brain, heart, and stomach. Weight loss is only the matter of the type of fats you choose- cut back the consumption of saturated (bad) fats that are mostly found in processed and packaged food items, butter, bakery products and sugary drinks. Do not forget to include good sources of fats in your diet like fatty fishes, nuts and seeds, avocados and eggs. All of these are rich in healthy fats which is a pre-requisite for the smooth functioning of the body.
- Eliminate breakfast: Breakfast is one of the essential meals of the day and skipping it can slow down your metabolism which can hamper your expectation of weight loss. Not breaking a long fast of 8 to 9 hours with healthy foods can intensify your hunger pangs which make you eat more at the time of your next meal. A healthy breakfast gives you great energy, revs up your metabolism and boosts your digestive system. Choose nutrient-dense foods like oats, milk, nuts, fresh fruits or smoothies to refrain yourself from packing unnecessary calories throughout the day.
- Eating less and exercising a lot: While going in the lane of weight loss, we often fall for the fallacy of ‘more exercising and less eating.’ But weight loss is the combination of consistency and balancing. Cutting down calories and involving in high-intensity workouts slow down your metabolism and ultimately hamper your weight loss goals. Also, you burden your body by working out and not consuming essential nutrients which can take you closer to major health ailments and injuries while hindering the function of your body. Balance your workout with healthy eating and keep yourself hydrated to lose weight healthily.
Small changes can make a big difference! Don’t fall for fad diets, swear by these pointers and don’t forget to stay hydrated to healthily lose and sustain your weight.