There are a number of mistakes people make when it comes to dieting, however it’s not hard to understand why when there is so much contradicting advice out there and that’s before you look at all the different diets there are.
Some people opt for crash dieting, because they have an event coming up such as a wedding or holiday and find they don’t have long to lose weight. However although crash diets work in the short term, they cause problems in the long term and can cause you to put on more weight than you originally lost.
When you crash diet you lose fat, lean muscle and tissue, this also comes with health risks including slowing your metabolic rate down. This means when you stop dieting your body will need fewer calories, however most people tend to revert back to portion sizes they were eating before, causing quicker weight gain. It’s best to go slow and steady, to get your body used to the change, it will take longer but the results will also last longer.
Skipping major meals is not beneficial, many people skip breakfast when on a diet as they believe it’s the best way to lose weight. However all it does is cause you to crave more food throughout the day. There is a reason why breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day: It’s because when you eat a healthy breakfast it boosts your metabolism and throughout the day your metabolism slows down, which is why you eat more at the beginning than the end of the day.
Keep to your set three meals a day, if you miss any your disrupting your metabolism, which makes it much harder to lose weight, You will also find yourself being hungrier so when you do eat, you are more likely to gorge on more food and more unhealthy foods.
Just remember: Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper.
Exercising is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and it is imperative to dieting and losing weight. You may lose some weight by cutting down what you eat and eating healthy, but after a while plateau. This is where exercise comes in, following an exercise routine will help you lose weight quicker, help you to keep the weight off and help towards a healthier lifestyle.
You don’t need to punish yourself at the gym, keep on with gentle exercise, building up to more physical if you want. A little exercise is better than none at all so make sure you do something you enjoy, to keep you motivated and eventually it will become second nature.
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