With the new year and the good intentions the diets are the order of the day. You know that in advocate for a change in habits instead of dieting. However, here are some common mistakes people make when dieting.
It is important that we avoid diets or extreme measures. A diet will not solve in two days the overweight that we have been dragging for months or years, so it is important that we adopt good habits and have patience. Do not fall into these common mistakes when starting a diet…
Search diets on websites or social networks
Diets can find on the internet are full of opinions such as : “to me it worked.” But it will not always be so. Make sure the web where you are looking at is specialized and that diet is designed by a skilled person.
Anyway, it is always advisable to consult with a specialist, since a diet (either by prescription or eating habits menu) must be personalized and meet the characteristics of each. We know that the most comfortable thing is to try to get the internet from the recipe to lose weight, but it is not that easy.
Basing the diet on one or a few foods
That is a typical example: the diet of the artichoke. We tend to think that if a food is good, if we take it a lot, it will be even better. But based diet on one or a few foods is a mistake, because in a diet should prevail variety.
For a few calories that have a food or very rich that is in fiber or some vitamins or minerals, we should not take any food as a reference in our diet. If we do this, we will have deficiencies of other nutrients that we will not be taking, therein lies the danger of a diet based on a food. The more variety in fresh, better products.
Eat very little, waiting for the miracle to work
The issue of eating fewer calories, can run us in the early days , then we will be unsustainable or will do more harm than good. Caloric restriction causes our metabolism to become slow and that eating little is a long-term trap, because it will cost us more and we will be hungrier, even if we eat little.
Also, a calorie is not always a calorie. It influences a lot the type of calories we take. It’s not the same thing as a calorie that we take from fruit or vegetables rather than from chocolate or processed foods. The type of food influences our hormonal status , which, in turn, also influences weight regulation. Here we return to the same, better calories that come from fresh foods than from processed foods.
Taking supplements thinking they are miraculous
Make no mistake, the pill that helps you lose weight has not yet been invented. Every pill, herb, infusion, etc, who want to sell you as a miracle fat remover is a lie. Nothing is as easy as taking some of this and waiting for the fat to dissolve. Only the movement causes the fat to dissolve.
A diet supplement can help to lose weight if we take care of food and exercise, but alone will not do anything. Even dieting and exercise, many of these supplements are useless, just to make you scratch your pocket.
Basing the diet on light foods thinking that they will help us to lose weight
The light foods are similar to weight loss supplements: take them thinking they are miraculous but it is not. A light food is simply a calorie decaffeinated version of your original food. If a normal yogurt has 70 kcal, a light one can have 50-60, something that is not significant for the diet.
Even this kind of food can be a trap, because thinking they are good for weight loss rather than one we take two, and there are already eating more than if we were to take only one in its original version. It is a mistake to think that continuing to eat the same but by putting light products into our diet will cause us to lose weight significantly.
Dieting and not exercising
And this is one of the most common errors. We can be very strict when dieting but it will be lame if we do not accompany it with exercise and physical activity.
You can lose weight with diet alone, yes, but the thrust will be much higher if accompanied by ejericio and therefore be more motivated and have the feeling that the diet works best. This is important so that diet or change in dietary habits has good adherence and we do not abandon it.
What do you have to do to start a diet?
Although it is not easy to summarize in a few lines how to make an effective diet, we will try to give some basic guidelines:
- Change the chip from “dieting” to “changing habits”.
- Try to have vegetables, fruits and vegetables at all main meals.
- Avoid processed foods and sugary drinks as much as possible.
- Do half an hour of exercise a day.