Diet mistakes which ruin your weight loss journey

 

Diet mistakes which ruin your weight loss journey

 

 

The sole aim of a good diet is to get fit and healthier. When you're working hard to achieve results, its important to make sure that you're not falling victim to these common dieting mistakes. Avoiding lentils is something that a lot of people do to lose weight, but do you know that it could be detrimental to your weight loss journey? You could be tricked into believing that legumes such as lentils, beans, and chick peas were bad for you. The theory that legumes are loaded with phytate and lectins (which make them hard to digest) is hard to ignore. That is, until you realise that you can neutralise these compounds simply by soaking legumes overnight in water.

The most vital meal of the day is your breakfast. The cliché is true: it's so important to start the day with a healthy meal, because research shows a good breakfast both boosts your metabolism and keeps you more satisfied throughout the day. And that means less reaching into the snack stash. Skipping meals may seem like a good way to skimp on calories, but it actually can lead you to eat more later on. If you don't eat lunch, for instance, you might overcompensate at dinner thinking you deserve the extra calories. Eat when you're hungry to keep hunger and portions in check.

 

 

A crash diet is a complete No No. It's tempting to try a restrictive diet when you want to quickly drop a few pounds. And although you may lose a bit of weight in the short term, you're doing more damage to your body in the long run. Also just because a food is healthy doesn’t mean you can eat a mountain of it. Switching from white rice to quinoa, eating nuts instead of chips, using olive oil instead of processed mayo these are all healthy changes but they aren’t low-calorie substitutions. Remember, it is all about portions. Remember that 'health' goes far beyond the food you eat and the exercise you do. Yes, it’s about being active and vibrant. But it’s also about living a life without limits or restrictions.

- Divya