For Serious Dieters Only! Weight Loss Pit-Falls to Avoid

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For Serious Dieters Only! Dieting Mistakes to Avoid

People all over the world are starting a new diet today and if you are currently starting a diet, then you should learn about some of the weight loss pitfalls people tend to make and avoid them. As you read the following 5 tips you could be surprised to find that you have made some of the same mistakes that others have made on their weight loss journey. The advice in this article has help thousands of people to be more successful in losing weight and it will help you too.

1. Not Eating Carbs: This sort of fad diet concentrates on either the complete purging or the short-term suspension of virtually all carbohydrates. This is a shock to your system and does not teach you that not all carbohydrates are unhealthy. Ultimately you will have to focus on the pros and con's as you remember that there are acceptable alternatives to complete the removal of your favorite carbohydrates. Other fad diets to be aware of: High-fat, low-fat, low-carbohydrate, high-protein, liquid diets and fasting diets. All fads diets work for some people but not for everyone. It is important to find the right one for you.

2. Mind over Matter: Most people consider a diet as their only chance to burn fat and lose weight, and they completely exempt all their favorite foods and treats from their diet. You should not have the mental focus on what you are sacrificing; look at what you will gain. Having a healthier, happier life is so worth it! Just because you do not allow yourself the foods that you really enjoy having while you are on your way to your desired weight, does not mean you will never get the opportunity to have them again. As you are serious about getting rid of excess weight, you need to cut out sugar products and junk food, but a special treat is fine once in a while. You can find many delicious sugar free desserts (pudding, ice cream) that you can purchase to help meet that sweet tooth need. The goal here is that you will find certain aspects of your selected diet that you can permanently add to your new lifestyle.

Tip for Living Healthy: Pick a diet plan that will not only help you to lose the weight, but will also teach you how to keep it off.

3. Pre Packaged Foods: There are a large number of weight loss plans will either require or pressure you to purchase certain branded foods. You need to be conscious of these attempts by the different companies to push certain products even though some of them may only have an insignificant amount of nutritional value. Make sure you pay close attention to the type of ingredients and the amount of calories. Make sure you only eat the right types of calories that will help you to not only lose weight, but will also give your body proper nutrition. Often in calorie-restricted diets, there is an initial rapid weight loss during the first 1 to 2 weeks, but this can usually be attributed to loss of fluids. All diet programs should stress the need for drinking enough water throughout the day.

4. Diet without Exercise: Moderate exercise (and eating right) causes your body to burn fat for fuel. Exercise will help control your weight by using excess calories that otherwise would be stored as fat. It will enable you to burn fat for energy and maintain a healthy weight. Exercise can become a lifelong habit if you pick an activity that you enjoy.

Tip for Living Healthy: Haveing a healthy body image and healthy mindset about your weight loss journey is key to avoiding eating binges.

5. Calorie Estimations: There are different calorie charts listing the total calories burned during different physical activities on the internet. However, they are based on the calorie expenditure of a medium sized person. If you are not of medium sized and weight then these tables should be used as a general referral point only, because they overestimate the calorie expenditure of smaller people and underestimate the calorie expenditure for people bigger than average person. This is a common mistake and by talking with your health care provider you can avoid possible miscalculations and learn what the correct caloric intake you need for your particular situation. Calorie counting is an easy and effective form of dieting, and it will help you learn the nutritional value of the foods you eat and how much your body really needs.

Whether you create your own weight loss program or use a commercial one, make sure it is effective and safe. A healthy form of diet program will allow you to have at least 1,200 calories a day and include 30 min. to one hour of exercise daily. Whatever your weight goals are, you need to stay on the right path to nutrition and wellness. A safe and nourishing diet should include all of the recommended daily allowances (RDAs) for vitamins, minerals, fiber, calcium and protein.

NOTE: Consult with your family doctor before starting any diet or exercise program.
Rachell likes writing on various topics and believes that readers will be informed and entertained by her unique perspective.

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