Were you on a strict diet for the past few days but still haven’t lost an inch?
If so, then you might be doing it the wrong way.
When losing weight, the first thing that goes to the minds of most people is to cut off calories from daily meals.
For instance, skimping on breakfast may be one of your methods, which we will be discussing further in a short while.
We hate to break it to you, but doing so will just do the opposite.
Suffice it to say, there are tons of confusion between what to eat, what not to, and how much to eat.
In this video, we will tackle seven mistakes that have been holding back your weight loss journey all this time.
Mistake #1: Starting the day with a light brekkie
Breakfast is the very first meal of the day and skimping on it can slow down your metabolism, causing hormonal changes that can disrupt the weight loss process.
The body’s failure to get the right nutrition after a long break of 8 to 9 hours can make you consume more food in the next meal.
Mistake #2: Not having enough protein
Protein plays a vital role in losing weight as well as keeping it off.
Eating enough protein amplifies your metabolism for around 2-3 hours after.
Thus, if your body isn’t getting the right amount of protein, your metabolism slows down and so does your weight loss.
Mistake #3: You eat too fast
Are you used to cleaning your plate in a few minutes then going for back for seconds?
This habit is actually another culprit for your weight loss woes.
According to several studies, eating at a relaxed pace can lead to lesser calorie consumption because it takes a while for the stomach to relay fullness signals to the brain.
Mistake #4: You don’t count liquid calories
Many beverages like sodas, alcohol, and even fruit and vegetable juices, contain high calories.
If you aren’t counting these as part of your daily caloric intake calculations, then your numbers could be remarkably off.
Drink water instead to significantly reduce your calorie intake.
Other good alternatives could be green tea and unsweetened beverages.
Mistake #5: Not eating enough non-starchy, colorful veggies
A great dose of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants is necessary if you want to lose weight, and you can have this by eating tons of green, leafy veggies.
Excess estrogen makes it hard for your body to lose weight.
Eating more of these non-starchy, colorful vegetables can help detox those excess estrogens from your body.
Mistake #6: Believing that all carbs are bad for you
Carbohydrates are the body’s primary source of energy.
While low-carb diets have become famous, the results are usually short-lived.
Complex carbs like brown rice and high fiber cereal help you shed off some pounds by making you feel fuller.
Mistake #7: You’re snacking mindlessly
Snacking isn’t entirely bad when losing weight, but rather, a mindless snacking is the problem.
If you’re going to eat some snacks, be mindful of the food you eat.
Have some small portion of carbs, healthy fats, and proteins, and make sure to count these calories for your daily food budget.
Hopefully, this video can help you in your weight loss journey.
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