It’s so tough to be on a diet when you’re trying to lose weight.
But even if you manage to save your diet, there can be several reasons you are not losing weight. Perhaps you are making these mistakes in your diet.
Skipping your meals
I just talked with my friend who has started working out, he was telling me about his diet. He said he takes two meals every day, skipping breakfast.
It is insane because breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You get up from your bed, empty stomach, the most essential thing you need is calories to run your body.
Eating healthy at breakfast is the most crucial thing you can do in the moring. Don’t think about the calories in the early part of the day. Enjoy your favorite breakfast, but make sure it is healthy.
Having your meals in the wrong portions
When it comes to calories, not every food item is equal, some are pretty dense in calories, some are mostly water, such as cucumber.
You can have as many members as you want but still won’t be able to surpass 200 calories, because each of them would be containing somewhere between 20 to 30 calories.
But at the same time, if you have dry fruits, they are very dense in calories, and even a handful of them can give you enough calories.
So if you are having your food in the same proportions you are doing it wrong, make sure you count the calories you are taking instead of weighing them in size.
You can use apps like myfitnesspal, you can get the calorie information of every food item, or you can do a Google search, using keywords like, ‘calories in almond,’ or ‘ calories in 1 cucumber.’
Not planning your meals in advance.
In case you didn’t notice already, everyone around you will be having a pleasant time with all the fantastic food you are forbidden to eat when you are on a strict diet.
If you haven’t planned your meals in advance, you will end up having a piece of that junk food your partner/ sibling/ colleague is having.
Not planning your meals ahead of time also leaves you confused, and when you need calories, you Hop on anything you get your hands on.
It is better to keep things planned earlier at the start of the week so that you do not have to worry about what you’re going to have in lunch for what your snake is going to be.
Munching on something even when you are not hungry
It is strictly Forbidden when you are on a diet, and this is the reason why several dietitians and health experts advise people to have smaller meals.
So they can always keep with their tummies filled up whenever they feel like having something.
When you are having small portions of meals, you get hungry quickly, and this is why smaller portions of meals frequently help.
But if you are munching on your favorite snack even when you are not hungry is a bad sign, and you are not going to lose weight.
Not having a balanced diet.
Surely, you would require a lot of protein to build and maintain muscles in your body, and you might need carbohydrates to do the cardio, maybe some good fats as well.
But that’s not a complete meal. There are many other things that are required by our body, so it is essential that you find out what micronutrients your food has, and how you can keep it balanced so that you can have all the micronutrients required by a body for proper functioning.
Some of the information mentioned in this article, you will find generic or rather boring, but if you follow these steps, I assure you that you will start seeing a difference on the weighing scale.