30.05.2018

Without Fanatism: 9 Common Mistakes Of Healthy Eaters

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Spring signals that it is time to get rid of extra pounds by summer. But you should keep away from any fanatic manifestations. In our attempts to lose weight, we tend to make various mistakes that harm our health. Below are the most common mistakes that you most probably make if you are a "lover" of healthy eating.

1. You obsess over proteins, fats, and carbohydrates too much

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For normal functioning of the human body, a person needs to consume proteins, fats, and carbohydrates simultaneously and in the right proportion. If one of these three macro-nutrients is missing, either some vitamins (including fats) will not be digested or your body will have a lack of energy (in the absence of carbohydrates).

Besides, when you choose a certain group of products, you get tired of them over time and you want to put an end to your diet as soon as possible. If you really want to eat healthy, you need to properly balance your diet and include various kinds of food in it.

2. Insufficient amount of protein in your diet

Proteins are extremely important for properly balanced nutrition. They reduce appetite, increase the feeling of satiety, and improve the rate of metabolic processes. A lack of protein in your diet will immediately affect your appearance. This means that you will lose weight but your skin will not be able to contract.

3. You consume low-fat or "diet" products

It is generally believed that low-fat or "diet" products help a lot when you are trying to lose weight. This is actually not true. The fat contained in different products is necessary for ensuring normal metabolism in your body. Besides, because products do not taste very good without fat, manufacturers normally add more sugar that will only hinder your ability to lose extra pounds.

4. Lack of physical activity

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When losing weight, you lose both fat and muscles. Your metabolism slows down without physical activity. Therefore, it is recommended that you do jogging, dancing, swimming, or any other sports you like.

At the same time, do not give preference solely to cardio-exercises since strength exercises will help you build muscles and will improve the metabolic processes in your body.

5. You don't have the support of your family and friends

It is extremely hard to change your way of life if your family and friends do not support you in your goal to change. It will be hard for you to resist the temptation to eat cake or fast food if your family members continue eating unhealthy products. You should find a good companion and share your tips and experiences with them.

6. You ignore your feeling bad

Feeling bad signals that restrictions in food can harm your health. If you don't feel well, you should review your diet as soon as possible to prevent more serious health problems.

Another bad signal from your body may be fragility of nails, hair loss, headaches, and dry mouth.

7. You are completely focused on weighing and measuring yourself

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Weighing and measuring your waist every day can make you really paranoid. You should keep in mind that fat is lighter than muscle and it takes up more space in the body. You should weigh and measure yourself approximately once a week.

8. You set specific goals

You can break down one big goal (for example, losing 10 pounds) into smaller steps that are easier to control. Besides, minor changes are easier to cope with while a bigger task seems unattainable.

9. You set unreachable goals

According to studies, overweight women who hoped to lose too many extra pounds gave up their weight-losing programs after 6-12 months. This is explained by the fact that unrealistic expectations in fact work against us. Smaller goals, on the contrary, help us motivate ourselves.

When you plan to go on a diet next time, try to avoid the above mistakes and you will achieve your desired results without harming your health.

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