Obesity is an epidemic, and we all want to escape it. So, if you have put on a few unwanted pounds, the urge to immediately lose them can sometimes cause you to make mistakes. In our over-zealousness and because of all the misinformation flooding the internet, it is very possible that we might unknowingly be committing mistakes, like doing the wrong exercises or eating the wrong things.
To stop you from making mistakes at the dinner table, Coveville has listed some of the most common diet mistakes. You could be guilty of committing some of these too!
1. Thinking that all calories are equal
All calories are not equal, there are good ones and there are bad ones. The calories that you ingest when eating vegetables are good, while the calories you ingest when you eat a large burger are bad. This is because the amount of insulin released by the body depends more on the type of calories you are consuming, than on the amount of calories you are consuming.
2. Choosing only low-fat or diet food
Processed, low-fat, or “diet” foods are often considered to be the ideal choice when it comes to losing weight, but that might not always be true. Many of these so-called healthy foods are often loaded with sugar to improve their taste.
Therefore, instead of keeping you full, low-fat foods are more likely to make you hungrier, and you might end up actually eating even more. It is healthier to choose a combination of nutritious, minimally processed food products instead.