The Most Common Diet Blunder’s Beginners Make Just starting out on a healthy eating diet? If so, it’s important that you make yourself aware of some of the most common mistakes that many dieters make. By avoiding these, you put yourself ahead of the game and on track to seeing great success. Too many dieters fall into these traps either because someone has misled them with information or because they simply don’t know any better. Here’s what you need to know. Avoiding All Food At Night Do you avoid the kitchen past 7 pm for fear that anything you eat will immediately turn to body fat? If so, rethink this strategy. It’s false that nighttime eating will lead to direct weight gain. Sure, if you sit on the couch and eat a full pizza or tub of ice cream, it won’t mean good things for your fat loss progress, if you instead plan out a healthy snack, there’s no need to go to bed hungry. If not eating at night gives you anxiety, change that. Work the calories into your daily total and focus on foods that are rich in protein, healthy fats, and fiber. Not Tracking Your Food Intake Which brings us to the next error, failing to track your food intake. Some beginners believe that if they just eat healthy food choices , that’s all they need to do for diet success. And while that is one part of the equation, you can still gain weigh eating healthy foods if you eat too much of them. Get some system in place to measure how much you are eating. Whether this is counting calories, measuring portions, or some other strategy. You need to have a good idea how much you are taking in. Relying On ‘Ready To Go’ Meals And Snacks Another big mistake is relying too much on ready to go meals and snacks. While these can be great when you’re tight on time, they aren’t going to contain as much nutrition as whole foods will and furthermore, don’t teach you how to eat healthy over the long term. It’s important that you learn how to choose healthy foods that you prepare yourself. This way, you’ll develop skills that last a lifetime. Using All Or None Thinking Patterns Finally, the last big mistake that too many beginners get caught up in is using all or none thinking patterns. If you tend to believe that you are either 100% all good or you might as well not even try and just toss in the towel, you are headed for problems. Realize that mistakes will happen. Don’t expect perfection from yourself , especially not as a beginner. Always keep in mind that it’s more about how well you learn from any mistakes you make and use that experience to help you grow and become stronger and more knowledgeable about how to eat healthy over the long term. If you learn from your slip-up and get right back on track, you’ll hardly put a dent in your progress. So keep these errors in mind. If you can avoid them, you’ll save yourself much headache and get on track to faster results. About the Author: FHMatch, all-in-one `Business in a Box ! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments|Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance|