Diets can be hard to follow, especially when you’re not seeing results. If you think you’re doing everything right, but aren’t seeing any progress, you could be making a number of mistakes. Here are a few common diet mistakes people make:
Not eating enough calories
It seems like if you cut back on calories you would loose more weight, right? Wrong. Experts say that eating too few calories can lead to binging. Not eating enough calories also drastically slows your metabolism, making it harder to loose weight in the future. It is recommended that you consume at least 1,200-1,500 calories per day.
Banning certain foods from your diet
Cutting out all sweets may seem like a good plan. But, studies show that allowing yourself to have small amounts of “forbidden” foods can help prevent binge eating and may even help you see results.
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Millions of studies have proven that eating a breakfast with proteins and carbohydrates helps people lose weight.
Binging on weekends
Eating healthy during the week but forgetting about it during the weekend can really hurt your dieting efforts. It is important to keep up with portion control and maintain healthy eating habits 7 days a week.
Eating small snacks throughout the day
The little snacks you consume throughout the day really add up. Don’t just eat a little bit of everything in sight. Measure out each meal or snack you eat and pass on frequent snacks throughout the day.
Sleeping to much or too little
Sleep doesn’t seem like it has anything to do with your weight, but research has proved that good sleeping habits are one of the most important parts of maintaining a healthy weight.
Eating late night meals
Late night snacks add to your calorie count and they are not burned off as easily as the snacks you eat throughout the day. While you sleep you don’t burn as many calories as when you are awake. Avoid late night snacks or go to bed earlier to resist temptation.
If you are guilty of any of these things, it may be time to re-think your dieting strategy.