An entire book could be written on thousands of things that can go wrong and mistakes dieters make when they start a diet. The key is staying on top of all of them and continually making progress. If you do this, you’ll be able to meet your weight loss goal.
Here is a list of four top common mistakes dieters make. Discover whether or not you are making them, commit to change and move ahead and lose weight.
1. No Regularity to Mealtimes
Your body runs on timetables such as night and day, rest, and build cycles. During these different times, you’ll see that certain hormones are released while others are shut off.
Regular mealtimes help reinforce your body’s timetables and expectations. If your body knows it will be receiving breakfast nourishment at 7 a.m., it can prepare for it.
But if your body expects a meal and doesn’t get it, it has to shift its metabolic pathways, call into effect other hormones, and frankly, there’s chaos for awhile as it adapts.
Research studies have shown that breakfast rightfully starts a good day without chaos. Eating breakfast means you’ll go for less junk foods during the rest of the day.
Skipping meals can create low blood sugar that makes you consume more food than you would normally eat. When you start a diet, commit to eating regular meals.
2. Eating Less than Three Meals a Day
Many research studies in the weight loss field find that by eating regular meals, it’s easier to cut down on food consumption during the day. That may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s tied to metabolism. Each meal you eat raises your metabolic rate about 10%. Thus during the day, your metabolic rate switches from fast to slow or slow to faster.
To give you a picture let’s consider a Japanese Sumo wrestler’s diet. In order for them to gain as much weight as possible, they regulate themselves to two very large meals a day, spread out very far from one another. This is how the Japanese have optimized weight gain practice over many years of study on how to gain a competitive advantage in terms of weight gain.
If you habitually eat only two meals or less a day, you are telling your body you want to gain weight, not lose it.
3. Not Drinking Enough Water
Water is needed to break down a fat cell, among many other important processes in the body. Those who don’t drink enough water are making it more difficult for themselves to lose weight and maintain a healthy body.
When your body breaks down fat cells, there are many toxins that are released in the process. It’s best to flush these away, and the only way to do that is with water. Toxins not flushed away become irritants to the tissue and can cause disease. Figure out a way to drink the water you need – 1 ounce for every pound of body weight is a general guideline to consider. Start drinking the water you need from day one when you start a diet – and better yet, starting today. Water is extremely vital to your health.
4. Not Exercising at All
There have been people who can employ methods to lose weight without exercising. However, consider whether or not the end result is truly what they wanted, even if they achieved their weight goal? Perhaps they were missing the toned muscles. Perhaps their heart was not any healthier. Perhaps their circulation system was no healthier, and perhaps their immune system had lost some of its health.
Does it make sense to ignore all these factors, when our ultimate goal is to achieve long term health and satisfaction with life? Wouldn’t you prefer to have toned muscles when you’re more slender? Wouldn’t you prefer to know you’re being fully proactive to take measure to avoid future disappointing visits to the doctor’s office? Sure things will always come up. We can’t prevent every bad thing in our lives from happening, but does that fact mean we can’t start trying today? Absolutely not. While you are thinking about losing weight, consider all the positive health effects that can come with it if you loose weight by a lifestyle change, which includes diet, supplements, and exercise.
Exercise can be one of the most powerful and impacting lifestyle changes you can make. The positive effects that it can have on your body and mental life are nearly not measurable.
Don’t let the hustle and bustle of this world give you excuses to not exercise regularly. Don’t get beat down by laziness and apathy. This is your life, it’s extremely precious, and you owe it to yourself to ensure you can get as much out of it as you possibly can.