When it comes to losing weight there are a few common mistakes that most people tend to make.
We like to call them fat traps!
Let’s briefly discuss each one and how you can avoid them.
7 Fat Traps You Must Avoid
There is a lot of back and forth about whether or not breakfast is a necessity.
At Diet Breakthroughs we believe breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day.
When you eat breakfast you kickstart your metabolism.
This prevents your body from going into fat storing mode which is what makes losing weight even harder.
Studies have shown that when you skip breakfast not only will you feel sluggish, but you will also be more likely to snack throughout the day.
Take the time to eat a healthy breakfast every morning.
You will be surprised with the impact it has on your weight loss results.
Drinking Your Calories
Most people just drink, and drink, and drink without thinking about the calories they are drinking.
Fruits juices, sodas, and your favorite sports drinks are full of both added sugars and calories.
That’s why its very important you watch what you drink.
Those hidden calories can really add up quickly.
Your best bet is to make water your go to drink.
However, if you need something a little sweeter, opt for something such as iced green tea.
Its delicious and virtually calorie free depending on how it is prepared.
If at all possible make your own green tea at home using a tea bag.
This way you can avoid all the extra ingredients being added.
Watching TV While Eating
This is something we all do.
And while it may seem harmless, truth is, eating while watching TV causes you to overeat.
This is because you are distracted and not paying attention to what you are eating.
Next time you sit down to eat turn off the TV.
Focus all of your attention on what you are putting in your body.
Being Overly Restrictive With Your Calories
This is probably one of the biggest fat traps people fall into when trying to lose weight.
The thinking is, if I just eat very little calories then I will lose weight.
Yes, if you restrict your calories you will lose weight.
However, that weight loss will only be temporary.
No on can maintain a overly restrictive diet for an extended period of time.
You will eventually break and eat everything in sight.
This is not to say you won’t need to make changes to your current diet.
Chances are you will.
But dramatically reducing your calories is not the way to go.
You should instead focus on eating a healthy diet 70-80 percent of the time.
This gives you plenty of room to treat yourself and enjoy your favorite foods without ruining your results.
The key is moderation.
You don’t have to eliminate your favorite foods to lose weight.
You just have to learn how not to overdo it.
Eating Processed Foods
Though processed foods are very convenient, they are also very bad for your health and your waistline.
This is because processed foods are high in fat, added sugars, and salt.
Try your best to avoid anything in a can.
You should instead opt for fresh fruits and vegetables.
If you have a farmers market in your local area, make it a point to go there once a week.
Farmers markets tend to have the freshest food available.
Eating Low Fat Foods
The funny thing about low fat foods is many of them are very high in calories.
Make sure you always read food labels when it comes to low fat foods.
You need to know exactly what’s in it before you put it in your body.
Its okay to use low fat alternatives.
However, they should not be a staple in your diet.
Focus on eating real food instead.
Eating Too Much After a Workout
We’ve all been there.
We hit the gym hard for a couple of hours and then we stop at our favorite fast food joint to grab something to eat.
Most people overestimate how many calories they burn during a workout.
And just because you had a great workout session doesn’t mean you can now go eat anything you want.
This is one of the reasons so many people never lose weight even though they workout everyday.
Even though you workout you will still need to maintain a healthy diet.
Its the combination of a healthy diet and exercise that leads to lasting weight loss results.
These 7 fat traps will keep you in the never ending cycle of trying to lose weight.
Now that you know what they are make it a point to avoid them.
And remember, you don’t have to deprive yourself to lose weight.
You just have to learn how to eat for maximum results.