These are some of the common dieting mistakes you should avoid in order to reap the benefits of the healthy eating.
A common reaction of many people who have decided to lose weight at any cost, is to eat less food. The main reason for such reaction may be that it sounds simple and logical. In fact, this is the main principle laying at the foundation of many diets, but it is also one of the most widespread dieting mistakes (myths) as well. As losing weight does not only come to look slimmer in your clothes, but to maintain general health as well.
Unfortunately the drastic lowering of the food intake is neither the most effective, nor the safest method to proceed with. When facing starvation, the human body will try to survive. It also doesn’t responds beneficially to sudden changes. Usually to drastic lifestyle changes – the body responds in drastic reactions. For the lack of food – the body will simply compensate for it, by lowering the amount of energy used and limiting the capacity for effort. In other words – less calories will be spend (for longer survival of the body), less weight will be lost and the health risk will be greater.
Therefore the best approach, when on a weight loss routine, is to eat smart instead of eating less. Overweight people and lean people eat approximately the same quantity of calories each day, because they share the same required amount of food. However, people with overweight problems, consume far more fat than lean people, who on the other hand choose to eat food rich in complex carbohydrates, that are easily metabolized, and used properly by the body. This is one of the main differences between the two groups of people and determines the course of occurrence of overweight issues.
Good dieting always takes time to show results. The excess weight is not a phenomenon that happens over night, and it won’t go away just in a single day. To lose weight naturally, is a slow and gradual process, and it takes time and effort to achieve. And the only way to lose weight for good is to correct our eating habits, avoid eating foods rich in fat, and to get involved into many physical activities.
To achieve fruitful results, when dieting – regular exercise is a must. Dieting without exercising is meaningless because the weight you have lost, will be gained back on, as soon as you stop strictly following your diet plan. The sedentary lifestyle is one of the main causes for the increased number of overweight people around the world.
So don’t waste any more time reading this post and use your energy to go for running, for a mile or two!