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9 errors in your diet plan

A balanced diet combined with exercise is the best formula for weight loss and weight maintenance. But we are used whenever we want to lose some weight to choose the fastest and most extreme way to do it. Therefore, we are very often starved, and the scale cursor never goes down.

In order not to find yourself in that situation, you need to know what stops your diet to produce results. Here are the most common mistakes in your diet plan and tips on how to avoid them.

Strict dieting. Strict diets that are consisted from very small amount of food that has fewer than 1,000 calories a day, is promising rapid melting of the weight. But they cause the yo-yo effect. Why? When entering a few calories, the metabolism slows down. When you end the diet, you will stay with the body that burns fewer calories, and you will consume more. So it is easy to get the pounds back even faster than before you started the diet.
Skipping breakfast. Skipping breakfast seems like a simple and easy way to cut calories, but it reinforces hunger throughout the rest of the day. Missing breakfast leads to uncontrolled eating for lunch and dinner or constantly nibbling throughout the day. So in the end you enter more calories and eat much larger portions.
Breakfast, which is rich in protein and fiber, reduces the hunger during the day. Studies show that people who eat breakfast every day, easily maintain a healthy and normal body weight.
Uncontrolled ‘nibbling’. You may have to count calories and plan what you eat with every meal, but the question is whether you pay attention to all the snacks that you consume unconsciously during the day.
If you want your diet to produce results, you need to take care of every bite that you consume. Avoid nervous nibbling and calculate all the calories that you enter.
Skipping the snack. Indeed constant nibbling brings extra unwanted pounds, but on the other hand planned snacks can help maintain the line.
People who have a few small snacks throughout the day, easily control their hunger and lose weight. Snack rich in protein, keep the metabolism working fast, and thus you burn more calories. Nuts are ideal snacks. Studies show that people who consume nuts for snacks are thinner than those who do not consume them.
Ignoring the calories you drink. When you are on a diet, you should look out how many calories you consume. Very often people forget that beverages can contain many calories. It is a big mistake, given that some interesting non-standard cocktails or coffees can contain more than 400 calories.
No mater how much caloric beverages to drink, they will not saturate you. Therefore, when you’re on a diet, be careful what you drink.
Consumption of too little water. Almost all diet plans contain large amounts of water. If you let your body dehydrates, the metabolism will slow, and that leads to less loss of body weight.
Studies show that adults who drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, are burning more calories than those who drink less.
Trying to lose weight without physical activity. Without exercise, you can only lose weight thanks to the diet. If you’re active, you can eat more and still lose weight. You need to find an activity you like. If you ride the stationary bike and you are bored, try aerobics, swimming or Tae Bo. Only if you interesting, you will want to practice this couple of days a week and so you will keep your body in top shape.
Setting unrealistic goals. Setting a realistic goal is the foundation of any successful diet plan. If you set a goal to lose 5 pounds a week, even if you lose 3, you will not be satisfied.
If you are not sure how much weight you should lose, look for more information on the Internet or consult a dietologist.
Measuring the weight daily. Stop measuring your weight daily- it can bring you only disappointment and frustration.
More encouraging will be when you lost two or three pounds in a week, rather than daily to try to motivate yourself to lose 100 or 200 grams.

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