What’s the biggest mistake we can make while dieting? For most, it is making unhealthy decisions when it comes to hunger. If you have ever been hit with hunger pains, being unprepared is not an option when you are on a diet. Take a look at some of these tips and advice provided by these expert nutritionists at PopSugar Fitness to help you better manage your diet.
Having Cheat Days
If you devote an entire day to eating foods that don’t push you toward your goal, “the only person you’re cheating is yourself . . . and that’s not good in the short term or long term.” Read more.
Not Keeping Track
Monitoring your daily calorie intake is key when trying to lose weight, Mitzi says, and one of the most accurate ways to keep track is with a food journal. Read More.
Not Planning Ahead
If you can, sit down and plan your meals and snacks out for the next week or two in advance, and then hit the grocery store with a list to stock up on everything you need from fruit to veggies to the containers you need to make a week of salads. Read More.
Skipping Dinner For Cocktails
“[D]rinking on an empty stomach can lead to quicker intoxication,” so even if you planned to just enjoy a few drinks, you’ll end up losing the ability to make healthy choices and are more likely to order tons of food off the bar menu! Read more.
“[N]ot eating enough protein can also cause weight gain. She says, “Since protein helps you to stay satisfied, it is important to make sure you are eating it at every meal.” Read More.