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BEWARE, The 6 Startling Dieting Mistakes You Are Making

What would you not trade for a fit and fabulous body! Trust me, when you tell us the woes of sticking to a diet, I hear you. But did you know you could be making these startling dieting mistakes?

1. Focusing a little too much on the restriction

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Going on a diet doesn’t only affect the shape of the body, but every single step you take results directly on your blood sugar levels, your insulin levels and the overall metabolism of your body. That is exactly why restricting yourself too much isn’t advisable. Limiting to one meal a day will leave you starving, craving for more food, which can result in you falling off the wagon. Remember that the sugar your insulin isn’t quickly converting into energy is getting turned into fat right after.

2. Confusing ‘going on a diet’ with ‘skipping your meals’

No matter if it’s weight loss or fitness that you’re aiming for, skipping meals in no way out. It is always better if your start after consulting a nutritionist and all renowned specialists in the world suggest you to stick to a balanced diet that divides your nutritional intake in small meals at various points in the day.
No meal is the biggest no-no!

3. Excluding your favorite dishes and flavors from your meal plans

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And yes, this is a good news for all you dieters – no more excluding your favorites entirely. (Though you’re not allowed to munch on the chocolate bars whenever you want!) The flavors like berries, eggs, and chocolate that you like can aid your health routine, if and when took in the right amount. So, cook yourself a cheat meal and earn it with a week-long discipline.

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4. Not counting the calories that come with the drinks

Yes, again, it’s alcohol that I am hinting you to keep your hands off of. Along with all the catches and harms of liquor that you’re well aware of, a packed load of calories is one more to fear. A bottle of wine can get up to 680 calories to your system and do we want that at all? Absolutely not! A fun Saturday night in a bar can ruin your week-long diet in just a couple of drinks and what’s worse is after alcohol comes the craving for all the wrong food options – cheesy pizzas, flavor dripping chicken legs, and this only worsen when your hangover says hello, in the morning.

5. Going for the trending gluten-free diet cheat list

The new hot trend of the ‘clean’ food diets trending on the internet worldwide are something you are better off without. The gluten-free diet in particular is not that healthy as they is getting publicized to be. If anything at all, they are usually high in the sugar and fat content, which does no additional good to your weight loss regime. With no specific benefits in aiding to the success of your diet, I suggest you don’t get confused with the temptation Instagram is capturing your way.

6. Not taking a break from the scales and measures

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Truth be told, the weight loss regime that you’re following is no magic, meaning that no apparent loss in your weight is going to miraculously show on the scale (and yes, don’t expect it to drop down pounds overnight as well!) If anything at all, it will only shake your spirit and dishearten you with the same results every time. Instead, it’s better to give your best to the plans for a week and wait what happiness the results bring after that (and I bet, you won’t even have to use scales to weigh the difference!)

Don’t make these dieting mistakes!

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BEWARE, The 6 Startling Dieting Mistakes You Are Making
Because your dieting mistakes could be the reason your diet isn't working!
Shruti Fatehpuria

Shruti Fatehpuria

I am a misfit software engineer who left her work in the corporate world to pursue the insatiable quest to write. A freelance worker by the day, I choose to dream with eyes open wide. I have conversations with myself where I talk of the possibilities that life can hold. Too many wishes made on empty starless nights ensure that there are various dreams yet to be lived. I am working my way as I am on a quest to find myself. The greatest journeys are indeed the ones that lie within. I am yet to live my story because right now, the book is full of too many apostrophes and too many commas. The words are jumbled until the right one fits the puzzle. I don't believe in perfection because too many times, it is imperfection which paints the perfect story. I am verbose and I aim at living life in full swing until a speed breaker curbs the tantalizing pace with which I wish to conquer the dreams that would otherwise be too big for the not-so-tiny shoes I wear. Blessed with a lot of chubby fat, I love going the extra mile to conquer my extra dreams with an extra advice after all, we all love a little extra. A die-hard shopaholic, you can often find me laughing on serious stuff inappropriately at wrong times (unintentionally).