Many people find they spend time on various unexciting diets to lose those extra pounds of fat without really losing much or any. On the market there are numerous offers ranging from specific fruit diets, to using specific supplements or undergoing so-called detox diets for weight loss. These fad diets all have great eye appeal and lots of “hope”. They are only pipe dreams, and will not burn off excess fat permanently, only for a time. So, be smart and correct the most important dieting mistakes that you have been making to date.
1. Eating your meal in a hurry
Hurriedly gulping down food to keep up with a hectic schedule does not do your digestive system any good in fact it is most unhealthy. It is far better to allow time to eat a meal at a leisurely pace, and enjoy the taste of every bite. In this way, you are aware when you have had sufficient food and do not indulge in overeating. In short, there is no medal for eating rapidly.
2. Why eat those enormous portions?
When eating out in restaurants the portions served are usually enormous, and through this when cooking your own meals at home the tendency is to have large plates of food to eat. Cutting down on the size of food portions certainly reduces your waistline and calorie intake; A help is to use smaller plates and leave a few bites on the plate as well.
3. Don’t skip meals
You may not be aware of the fact that people who do not eat breakfast actually weigh more than those that have breakfast daily. You do not become a calorie saver by not eating regular meals as the tendency is then to snack more during the course of the day. A healthy breakfast of protein and fiber consisting of half a grapefruit, an egg, and a slice of toast will make you feel satisfied the whole morning until lunchtime and contains only 250 calories. It is important to ensure eating three meals a day.
4. Toppings and snacking add calories
Rich yummy sauces on dishes and mayonnaise added to salads are all big calorie counters so should definitely not be on the eating list of anyone wanting to lose weight. Avoid finishing off what your children have left on their plate. If it was too much for them it is certainly too much for you as well. When sitting relaxing do not dive into packets of chips or sweets either. Think of your weight!
5. Be a wise shopper
Information on products at the supermarket can be misleading. Even when you are in a hurry don’t simply grab products off the shelf because they say “healthy” “low-fat” or “all natural” in big letters. Read the small print of the ingredient list to find the sugar and salt content as well as the per 100g column. Remember as well that “organic” means that it is grown naturally without pesticides sprayed on it and not that it is grown without kilojoules, so shop wisely.