5 Dieting Mistakes People Make

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How you wondered why you haven’t lost much weight despite the strenuous exercises and healthy eating?

Fitness goals are hard to maintain for many reasons including some diet mistakes. In combination with exercise, there are a number of diet goals that have to be met in order to keep fit and healthy.

Here are 5 mistakes you may be making:

SKIPPING MEALS
Research shows that breakfast skippers weigh more than breakfast eaters. There is a misconception that skipping breakfast or any meal saves calories. The truth is that most people who eat fewer than three meals usually end up eating more calories during the course of the day. Strive for three meals a day and break it down to small portions.

REDUCING CALORIES WITHOUT BURNING THEM
Diet alone can burn fat, which means you’d have to miss out on so many core nutrients that your body needs. The best tactic is to eat healthy, watching your protein and fat intake, whilst burning the fat stored in your body through activity. That also means about 30 -40 mins exercise every morning.

CUTTING OUT IMPORTANT FOODS
In a bid to reduce calories, a lot of people tend to neglect helpful and nutritious food groups like good fat. Our bodies need fat and removing it completely can lead to a less healthy body. Good fats help prevent inflammation, prevent damage in the body, aid the use of certain key nutrients and help regulate a healthy blood profile.

LIFT WEIGHTS
Always combine strength training with your cardio training. Building a stronger body and stronger muscles will increase the rate at which your body burn calories all of the time, in the gym, at home, at your desk and when you’re asleep.

EAT ENOUGH PROTEIN
Protein is the foundation for the whole body and we need it to have healthy skin, tissue and muscle. Most people on a fat loss diet need to be absorbing an amount of protein that is at least 1.6g per kg of your desired body weight. So, if you are hoping to get to 60kg, you need to be taking in 60 x 1.6 = 96g of protein every day. 

There is about 21g of protein in a chicken breast.