Are you on your diet from weeks, and yet not shedding any pounds? Well, some common diet mistakes may be hampering your weight loss schedule. Few unnoticeable habits of yours can lead to overeating and add up the calories.
Here are the five common diet mistakes or sneaky bad habits that prevent you from losing weight.
1. Skipping Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and skipping it will not help you in any way shedding pounds, in addition it further increases the risks of diabetes and heart issues. Researchers also found that people who ate breakfast as their largest meal lost an average of 17.8 pounds over three months, while having large meal at dinner had resulted an average weight loss of only 7.3 pounds. Since you’ve fasted overnight, breakfast is an opportunity to get good nutrition to your body. Whole-grain cereals with fresh fruits, muffins, banana breads best choices for breakfast.
2. Eating Amnesia
Mindless eating is a bad habit, and this condition is often TV-induced. Your hand is stuck in the bag, and you don’t realize what or how much you’re eating, and the bowl of chips, nuts or cookies disappears from the packs, by the time you end up your phone call or you are done with the TV show. So, focus on what and how much you are eating. Unconscious eating can soon become part of your routine, hampering your weight loss goals.
3. Eating Too Fast
Eating quickly can also add up too many calories. Doctors say that food should always be chewed 32 times before swallowing, and that it takes at least 20 minutes for the stomach to let the brain know it is full. But when you eat quickly, you’ll continue to eat past the point, though you are full. So, we suggest you to slow down and enjoy your food by relishing the flavor and texture.
4. Cleaning off the Plate
Yes! We were taught by our mamas not to waste food and to finish off what’s kept on our plate. And we get so habituated to this advice, that in latter half of our lives, we tend to finish all the leftovers of food or from children plates. Remember that the food leftovers can be stored in fridge, rather than adding up calories to your body. Have only enough food in the required portions.
5. Sugary Drinks
Well, you know that Sugary drinks are common culprits in weight gain, yet you couldn’t stop yourself from sipping a chilled energy drink. We know that soft drinks, chilled beer, all go down easy but add up the unnecessary calories, besides they may become key contributor in overweight and obesity. The high sugar content and low satiety in carbonated soft drinks add up calories. Instead opt for calorie-laden beverages such as water, club soda, skim milk, vegetable juices, and small portions of 100% fruit juices.
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