In case all your attempts to get the perfect body fail, it’s not a reason to give up completely on your weight-loss goals. Check if you’re guilty of the following habits that will sabotage any diet and exercise plan.
Diets are just temporary measures you take to lose some extra weight, so you shouldn’t rely fully on them. Give yourself some time to get used to one new healthy habit at a time, and then keep going.
According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a good night’s rest helps you cut down on fats, carbs, and sugars. Lack of sleep, on the contrary, makes you eat way more than usual. Experts recommend taking small bites, chewing your food thoroughly, and practicing mindful eating. It means fully concentrating on your food, savoring its smell, taste, and even texture.
Desserts won’t hurt your weight loss plan at all, so anyone with a sweet tooth can now rejoice! Of course, moderation is key here, but if you stick to a “nothing-allowed” diet, you’re actually more prone to overeating.
A food diary will be your greatest ally on the road to weight loss. If all that writing sounds too tedious for you, you can simply take pictures to see exactly what you’ve been putting in your body.
You’re convinced that going on a diet will help you lose weight. 0:41
You’re into dressings and sauces. 1:35
You punish yourself for eating “prohibited” foods. 2:25
You’re afraid of being hungry. 3:22
You stick to juices and smoothies. 4:15
You underestimate the power of sleep. 5:06
You eat fast. 5:47
You go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. 6:30
You give up desserts completely. 7:22
You think fats are the enemy. 8:02
You rely too much on exercise. 8:45
You don’t keep a food diary. 9:28
You strive for perfection. 10:12
-The only way to lose and keep off unwanted pounds is to change your lifestyle. Make it a habit to always have breakfast, move more, and choose the right restaurants.
-Dipping veggies into a sauce, even a healthy one, can significantly ruin your diet. Add those calories to your food diary and don’t forget to count them in your daily allotted intake.
-If you punish yourself every time you eat something “wrong”, you risk falling into a habit of eating in response to your failure and gaining all the weight back.
-Being hungry stimulates cell renewal, improves digestion, and even regulates your blood sugar. Plus, when you’re hungry, your body produces ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates your memory and helps fight depression.
-An orange will, in fact, satisfy your hunger longer than a glass of juice will. As for healthy smoothies, one glass actually contains anywhere from 150 to 300 calories.
-If you want to shed excess weight, you’d better take an 8-hour journey to dreamland each night.
-If you eat faster than you should, you take in more calories than you need before you ...Read More