A large number of people today drain a large amount of sweat in the gym and eat a large amount of healthy diet food and meal. But still not everyone achieves success in cutting out their excess weight.
The Smart Nutrition which is a website where you will find some very precious insights on weight loss, nutrition, and health, has highlighted some vital diet mistakes which usually people make while losing weight.
So let’s have a look at these diet mistakes which people make during their weight loss expedition.
Mistake No 1: Racing To The Finish
Before starting your weight loss expedition, one thing you should keep in mind is that no one will award you a gold medal if you finish up your diet meal in a record time. For every dieter, it is pretty much advisable that they cater the European style of eating which lets you savor your food, taste every bit and get the signal of fullness before you overeat.
Mistake No 2: Skipping Meals
A recent study states that people who skip their breakfast weigh more than those who consume breakfast. A misconception is prevailing among weight loss enthusiasts that skipping breakfast or any other meal can help in saving calories. But this is not the truth, in fact, those who eat less than 3 meals a day normally end up consuming a lot of calories.
Mistake No 3: Too Many Liquid Calories
Calories from liquids such as smoothies, coffee, with cream and sugar, sweetened juices, teas, and sodas can prove to be vital in gaining weight. A recent study found that an average person gains almost 21% of calories from liquids.
It is better that you consume water, club soda, skim milk, vegetable juice and small portions of 100% fruit juices.
Here are some common counts for various beverages:
- 12-ounce of light beer: 110 calories
- 12-ounce of regular beer: 160 calories
- 8-ounces of coffee with cream and sugar: 30 calories
- 5 ounces of wine: 120-130 calories
- 6 ounces of wine spritzer: 80 calories
- 12 ounces of diet soda: 0 calories
- 12-ounces of soda:150 calories
- 20- ounces of smoothies:410 calories
Mistake No 4: Oversized Portions
“We are used, of eating large portions at restaurants so while being at home we tend to serve the same amount of food thinking of it being normal,”says a food expert.
Experts suggest few tactics which can help you to trim your portions:
- Leave a few bites on your plate.
- Eat in small plates and bowls.
- Periodically keep an eye on your portion by using measuring cups.