4 common mistakes in the slimming diet
Mistake #1 Not going into a calorie deficit
According to some “experts,” losing weight and maintaining it is all about controlling the foods you eat.
If you consume more calories than you burn, you will gain weight. And if you consume fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight. It is a scientific fact.
Now, I don’t recommend following such a diet, but it illustrates my point. If you want to lose fat, you must be low on calories.
Mistake #2 Severe calorie restriction to give you a 90 year old grandma’s metabolism
If an energy deficit of 250 calories a day will make you thin, then a 1,000 calorie deficit will give you results 4 times faster, right?
Mistake! Many people make this mistake, and I did it before I knew better.
The truth is, a severe calorie deficit affects your physiology. That’s why almost all low-calorie dieters regain some of the weight they lost when they stop the program… and most often they gain some extra.
Mistake #3 Thinking that all calories are created equal
If you want to achieve such feats, you should not try to lose weight. Instead, aim for fat loss. That’s because losing weight doesn’t necessarily improve health and appearance, but losing fat does.
Now, when it comes to fat loss, calories are still an important factor. But equally important is your macro consumption. In other words, your intake of protein, carbs, and fat is crucial. How you set up your macros has a profound effect on how your body will react to the meals you eat.
For example, if you consume too many carbs, it will be nearly impossible for you to lose fat even if you maintain a calorie deficit. That’s because carbs spike insulin, a hormone that helps with fat loss in two main ways.
Mistake #4 Following an unrealistic, overly restrictive diet
Willpower works like a battery – you just have so much of it until it runs out. That’s why too-restrictive diets sabotage your willpower, increase cravings, and lead to drunkenness – the exact opposite of what you want when you’re trying to build the body of your dreams. mine.
I’ve seen it countless times before… a guy or girl that’s always working to lose weight and become healthy. To start things off, they started a diet that only allowed foods like tilapia, asparagus, and chicken. After all, that’s what fitness magazines recommend.
Although the results were great from the start and the faithful dieter carried boxes of Tupperware packed with “healthy” meals wherever they went, their willpower eventually ran out and died down. That diet was thrown out the window.
Just keep in mind that dieting is hard on its own. Don’t make it harder for yourself by enforcing all kinds of unnecessary restrictions. Otherwise, you’ll likely have to “catch it” after a few weeks or even days, waking up in a sea of Twinkie wrappers and back to normal.
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