4 Top Dieting Mistakes Women Make
Working as a personal trainer and talking to clients has helped me pinpoint the 4 top dieting mistakes women make. In this article I will share these common mistakes and help you avoid them. Let's face it, nobody likes to diet, but hopefully I can convince you that it doesn't have to be all torture. I will begin with one of the biggest sins.
1. Eat Too Many Carbohydrates.
This is a huge mistake I see mostly with the ladies. Typical signs of this include bread or cereal for breakfast, yoghurt for snack, sandwich for lunch and pasta for dinner. If your day resembles something like this, you may be committing this dieting sin.
Now, I am not bashing carbohydrates and trying to turn you into a low carb eater. The main criminal here is processed carbohydrates. Things like bread, pasta and most yoghurt’s are highly processed with a lot of additives.
To fix this dieting mistake, eat more fruit and vegetables rather than processed carbohydrates. Look for unprocessed carbohydrates like oats, unsweetened yoghurt, quinoa, sweet potatoes etc. Also follow the next tip below.
2. Not Eating Enough Protein.
This is another of the worst diet mistakes for women – not eating enough protein. It is related to the first problem above with the carbs. Protein is your best friend when trying to lose weight. It keeps you fuller for longer, is the hardest type of food to digest (which is a good thing) and helps maintain muscle.
Every meal should have protein included. Good protein sources include eggs, beef, chicken, fish, nuts and beans.
3. Not Eating Enough Good Fats.
Ah, the dreaded 'F' word that is fat. It amazes me that people will eat foods with added sugar, salt and other nasty additives. Yet, will avoid fat like the plague. Your body needs essential fats for everyday functions. Good fat can actually help you lose weight!
Good fat sources are olive oil, nuts, avocado and fish. You can easily add good fats to your meals with a teaspoon of olive oil, a sprinkle of nuts or sliced avocado. You can also buy some fish oil capsules for more of the good stuff.
4. Drinking Too Many Calories.
I've seen this plenty of times with the girls who sit down to a healthy salad, then chase it down with a fruit juice or other unhealthy drink. A meal can be completely ruined with a bad drink choice. Bad drinks include fruit juices, sodas, tea or coffee with added sugar. Fruit juices might as well be called sugar water.
Instead drink lots of water, green tea and coffee without any added sugar. Plenty of water is hugely important for weight loss and being healthy. Green tea and coffee can help bring a bit of flavour to your life without spoiling your diet.
So there you have some of the worst diet mistakes for women. By making some small changes, you can avoid these common mistakes and live a healthier life.
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