Once you learn the most common errors you could be making in your diet, you can more easily avoid any setbacks in your progress toward weight loss, health and fitness.
Especially if your goal is to lose weight, setting up a proper diet plan should be one of your highest priorities.
Weight loss boils down to how many calories you consume versus how many calories you burn off. If you aren’t eating the right amount of calories, you simply won’t be using fat as a fuel source.
That said, there are far too many mistakes that many people make with their diet plans that set them back considerably in terms of overall progress.
Let’s have a quick peek at what these mistakes are so that you can assess whether they might be factoring into your approach.
Not Striving for Balance
The human body was designed to utilize proteins, carbs and fats. Cut out any one of these three major macronutrients and you’re just asking for trouble.
Each one is going to have a totally different role in your body and needs to be consumed for good health and well-being. You may not need as much of a certain nutrient as many people typically get in their diet plan (carbs being the primary one), but you will still need them.
The key is choosing top-quality sources of each so that they provide the best benefits to your body.
Fasting then Feasting
Some people get too busy during the day to eat. They will go for hours on end without any food. This is only going to set them up for an energy crash, not to mention binge tendencies once food does finally become available.
To prevent fasting followed by feasting, space your meals out over the course of the day, consuming a few hundred calories every couple of hours. This will keep your blood sugar levels stable, your cravings at bay and your energy levels higher.
Not Tracking Calories
Another huge mistake that many dieters make is not keeping an accurate record of their calorie intake. Controlling body weight effectively requires taking every single calorie into consideration.
It doesn’t matter if you’re eating all healthy and natural foods, eat too many of these foods and you will still gain weight. The sooner you get in the habit of tracking your calories each and every day, the sooner you will achieve maximum body weight control.
One other big mistake to avoid is depriving yourself of calories in the evening. Many people think that if they consume food in the late night hours it will automatically add to their body weight.
This isn’t necessarily the case. If you sit down and feast on chips, candy, chocolate and other processed junk foods, then weight gain is highly likely.
But if you plan your day to allow for a late night snack and make a healthy selection based on reasonable amounts of proteins and fats, you definitely do not have to experience weight gain because of it.
So there you have four common dietary mistakes that many people are making. Are you falling victim to any of these?
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