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7 Worst Diet Mistakes You Need to Avoid – 2021 Guide

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Written by John Marmolejo

Those who don’t want to change anything about their looks are extremely lucky people, and more than 80 percent of the population wants to do something to lose a few pounds. This is definitely easier said than done, and when we want to lose weight fast, we tend to make a lot of mistakes. In this 2020 guide, we are going to talk about the worst diet mistakes you need to avoid, and we will help you do that. Follow our list to learn something new, and to find out how the right regimen will help you get to the needed number on the scale.

  1. Not drinking enough water

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This should always come without saying, but we forget to drink water even though we know we should. This liquid will not only make you look and feel better, but it will also help you remove the toxins from your body and boost your metabolism up. If you don’t like to drink it just as is, you can combine it with lemon or cucumber to make the liquid taste better.

  1. Starving yourself

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The next issue many of us have is that we think that by starving ourselves, we will shed the extra pounds faster. If yesterday you ate 4 meals and starting today if you start eating only one or two meals per day, without any snacks in between, you are going to get the opposite effect of what you want.

Your body will think that it needs to preserve as much food as it can, and it will turn it into fat. Our bodies are made to survive, and if you lead them to believe that you are not going to get the needed nutrition, it will do everything it can to protect you. So, instead of making your organism feel like it needs to store fat, you should trick it into believing it will get more than it needed by eating small portions several times per day.

  1. Overeating

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Opposite to starving is overeating, and we do that as well. We believe that by eating only once per day, whatever we want, we are going to get the needed results. Well, by overeating, you are confusing your body and it will have issues with digestion. You risk messing your metabolism up and you risk gaining more weight.

Once again, you should not overeat or starve yourself. Both of these things, even if they work, they are not long term. You need something that will help you get to the weight you want, and preserve that number. So, instead of eating one piece of lettuce, or two hamburgers, increase the number of the meals you have, and lower the portion size.

  1. Ignoring what your body wants

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Your body knows what it wants and knows what is good for it. Listen to it. Sometimes you will get cravings for something sweet and other times you will need something salty or savory. You should not ignore these things and you should never decide to stop eating everything you want.

You are trying to change your lifestyle, and you should never rely on crash diets. They work, but they work short term. So, if you want something sweet, you can eat chocolate. Just note that you should not eat more than one row, and try to opt for the dark type instead of the milk one.

  1. Paying attention to the portion size, and not the calories

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Now let’s talk about portions and calories. Just because you had half of a small pizza, it does not mean that you helped your organism burn more calories. You should opt for things that are low in calories and high in nutrition.

According to  www.dietzones.com, when you ingest more fibers, it is going to be easier to shed the pounds you want. Note that one big portion of salad, with nuts and grains, is a lot better than eating one small pizza. Just because something is small in size, it does not mean that is low in sugar and calories. For example, one can of your favorite soda can contain up to 100 grams of sugar.

  1. Following every diet someone recommends

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This is another huge no-no. Just because you read it online, it does not mean it will work for you. Nowadays we have the Keto diet, Intermittent Fasting, Chrono nutrition, and so on and so forth. There are also those crash diets that are supposed to help you lose 20 pounds in a week, and there are those that make you believe that by eating only fruits you will become a model.

The reality is, yes, these things work, but not for everyone. You need to find something that helps you and only you. Think about the way you are, and if you are not a meat lover, then Keto is not for you. On the other hand, if you want to have a snack here and there, then IF is something you should stay away from. Think about your needs, and if you want, you can give these plans a chance, and see which one works for you.

  1. Expecting miracles

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We all want to become a model in a week. We want that magical solution that will help us fit into the jeans we wore a decade ago. And we also want to achieve all this by eating our favorite candy and staying in bed all day long. Well, the reality is, it is not possible. And you should preserve your health while you are doing this.

Know that whatever you try, no matter if it is a special type of nutrition, exercise, or even a dietary supplement, it is going to need time to work. If you want to stay healthy and get the wanted results you will have to wait for a while.

Depending on the number of pounds you want to shed, you may need up to several years to get to your perfect form, but trust us, it is going to be worth it. When you change your lifestyle, you will be happier with yourself and you will know that you are the one who came this far. No matter what you choose to do or avoid, you need to love yourself for who you are. The pounds will come and they will go, so it is better on focusing to be healthy and happy, than just the number on the scale.

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John Marmolejo